Internationals: Mohamed Salah scores 50th Egypt goal
Mohamed Salah scored his 50th goal representing Egypt on Friday night.
The Liverpool forward captained his country to a 2-0 home win over Malawi in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying and reached his half-century by applying a first-time finish to Mohamed Hamdy’s cut-back.
Salah then assisted Omar Marmoush for Egypt’s second goal of the evening. Elsewhere in AFCON qualification action, Naby Keita played 86 minutes of Guinea’s 2-0 victory against Ethiopia.
Meanwhile, in Friday’s qualifiers for next year’s European Championship, Ibrahima Konate started as France defeated a Netherlands team skippered by Virgil van Dijk 4-0 in Paris, and Kostas Tsimikas’ Greece beat Gibraltar 3-0.
On Thursday night, Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota were unused substitutes for England’s 2-1 win at Italy and Portugal’s 4-0 home defeat of Liechtenstein respectively – both in Euro 2024 qualifying.
Conor Bradley – who is on loan at Bolton Wanderers this season – completed the tie as Northern Ireland won 2-0 at San Marino, also in the European Championship preliminaries.
On Wednesday evening, Caoimhin Kelleher was involved as the Republic of Ireland beat Latvia 3-2 in a friendly at Aviva Stadium.
The Reds goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes in Dublin, where Ireland took an early two-goal lead that was pegged back by the visitors before half-time but went on to claim victory through Chiedozie Ogbene’s second-half effort.