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Four years ago, especially in May 2018, several media reports compared Egyptian football stars Mohamed Salah and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo to speculating as to who could lead his team to the Champions League stage.
Now, while the European continent is waiting for another clash between the same teams Liverpool and Real Madrid on May 28 for the same title, a comparison is taking place between Mohamed Salah and French striker Karim Benzema.
On May 26, 2018, Salah and his team Liverpool met Ronaldo and his team Real Madrid in the final of the European Champions League at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.
At the start of the game, the focus was on the two big stars, who could meet the expectations of the fans and return with his team with the trophy “with ears”.
But after a strong challenge from Real captain Sergio Ramos at the time, Salah was soon forced to vacate the pitch for his Portuguese rival, leaving Salah injured half an hour after the start of the match, leading to Ronaldo. His Spanish team won 3-1, winning the European title for the 13th time in Rial history.
That season was Salah’s first time in the 2017/2018 Liverpool rankings, but was his best game on the team so far in terms of numbers and goals. That season, Salah scored 44 goals for the team in various competitions. A strong start for him with the team and the best starting point for achieving multiple titles. Broke many records.
On the other hand, despite winning the European title with the team that presented Ronaldo with the Golden Ball award for the best player in the world in the same year, Real left its striker and historic scorer to leave for Italian Juventus after renewal talks failed. Between the two parties.
Now, as Salah continues his brilliance with Real Liverpool and Benzema’s excellent season, comparisons are being made between players ahead of the European final, which could play a role in resolving many issues for players, especially the award for the Golden Ball match.
Salah’s contract with Liverpool and Benzema expires at the end of next season 2022/2023, and the situation with both teams regarding their future is still unclear, although they are both considered their team’s first star. By numbers and figures.
Salah is the team’s top scorer with 31 goals in various appearances this season, including 23 topping the Premier League’s highest scoring list, thus winning the title of highest scorer in this edition of the local league. Player in the Champions League.
Therefore, the European final today will witness a special confrontation between the two best players in Europe and the world, as confirmed by the numerous reports restricting the fight for the annual Golden Ball award to the French magazine “France Football”. The best player in the world, between Salah, Benzema and Senegal, is Salah’s teammate Sadio Mane in Liverpool.
Benzema is the top scorer in the European Champions League with 15 goals this season, more than half of Real’s (28 goals) goals in the tournament so far.
Benzema has delivered an exceptional season with Real Madrid this season because he has scored 44 goals this season, including 27 in the Spanish league, so this season is best for him with Real in digital terms.
However, the Champions League final reflects the crown jewel that Salah and Benzema seek to embellish this season, with the curtain falling on the activities of this exciting European season.
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