Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah nearly avoided being attacked amidst a pitch invasion during Egypt's World Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone. Playing at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex Stadium in Paynesville, Liberia, Salah-led Pharaohs took down their African counterparts in a 2-0 win as they pushed for a spot in the 2026 World Cup, hosted by the USA and Mexico.
Despite the clinical victory, the fixture was overshadowed by a brawl which broke out to protect Salah amid a pitch invasion. The incident took place at the 88th-minute mark as a fan wearing a Liverpool jersey rushed into the middle. Egyptian staff ran to protect the 31-year-old.
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After the first invader was carried out, two more fans were seen running into the middle. Authorities surrounded Salah and escorted him off as a few more fans tried to swarm the Liverpool star. Coming back to the game, Ex-Aston Villa star Trezeguet scored a brace and made two wins from two for the Pharaohs.
Despite failing to score, Salah assisted the second and played a crucial part in the build-up to the opening goal. These performances have allowed Egypt to cement the top spot in Africa’s World Cup qualifying Group A.