Champions League Finale: See What Salah Said After Being Compared To Ronaldo

Mohamed Salah has said the Champions League final against Real Madrid will be a showcase of Liverpool’s collective power and not a personal duel with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Egypt international will cap his stunning debut season at Liverpool with a first Champions League final appearance in Kiev on 26 May, when Jürgen Klopp’s side will seek to end Real’s recent dominance of the European Cup. By contrast, Ukraine will play host to Ronaldo’s sixth Champions League final, with the competition’s all-time leading scorer having won the trophy three times with Madrid and once with Manchester United.

Salah, with 43 goals this season, is seen as the biggest threat not only to Real in Kiev but to the dominance of Ronaldo and Lionel Messi over the Ballon d’Or. The Liverpool forward is targeting a bigger prize, however: the club’s sixth European Cup.

“I know all of the Arab people wish the best for me, and they are happy every time I win, but now at the moment I am only thinking about the final and to bring the trophy to Anfield,” Salah said after Liverpool’s semi-final victory over Roma.

“It is not going to be a final between Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo. I am playing for a great club and we have great players, so qualifying to the final came with great teamwork. I cannot do it alone – it is collective work. When we score a goal it’s because we are all doing good, when we concede it means we all need to work harder.”

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