FC Basel Champions League clash – A player to watch

Mohamed Salah celebrating his goal against Tottenham, Europa League 2012/2013.
Mohamed Salah celebrating his goal against Tottenham, Europa League 2012/2013.

Born in 1992, Egypt
Winger/Striker, left-footed
Valued at 6.500.000 € (Transfermarkt.com)

Who’s Salah ?

Mohamed Salah is a 21 years old rising Egyptian talent who plays as a false nine or a winger for FC Basel and the Egyptian National team. Salah impressed during the Europa League last season, noticeably scoring a goal against both Chelsea and Tottenham. He has 1 goal in 7 appearances in the Super League (2013/2014) and 3 goals in only 4 appearances (321 minutes) in the Champions league this season.
He has already got several offers from Tottenham, some Bundesliga clubs and Inter Milan but decided to stay at Basel, which it’s believed to be his last season with the Swiss club.
He also won Africa’s most promised African talent last year.
Salah scored in every single group match during the London Olympics last year including a goal against Brazil. He made his National Team debut at 19 years old of age, scoring 14 goals in 22 international appearances. He is the top scorer under the former US and current Egypt National team manager Bob Bradley.
Mohamed Salah is known as the “Egyptian Messi” and was one of the standout footballers in the 2012 summer Olympics.

Why should we keep an eye on him ?

Mohamed Salah's stats during the Champions League playoffs.
Mohamed Salah’s stats during the Champions League playoffs.

Salah is a technical dribbler who can cause our defense some mess and he’s extremely fast too. I still remember the way he toyed with Gareth Bale during the Europa League game last season. Here’s a quick reminder of that piece of skill:

In the Champions League, Salah scored a brace, assisted the third and was fouled and awarded a penalty for the fourth against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, which ended 4-2.

When we played Basel in the Europa league, David Luiz was deployed as a DM so he was able to track Salah’s runs, but if we play with a Ramires-Lampard pivot, then he’ll definitely cause us tons of problems.

If you have any comments, leave them below 🙂

11 Comments
  1. ArabicMikel says

    Good player .. Thanks malak for this informations

  2. king imitor says

    i think we’ll deposited a man for alan who mark him all through the game. To me he can be a threat for us cos we’ve played with different top improved players likes RVP and Roben this season and we were able to pocket them, so alan or whoever he might be can’t caused us any pain in the back.
    Mou will look into him and we’ll give him a marks man.
    #Goodmorning

  3. Jeff says

    He looks really confident on the ball and I like that in a player

  4. sammie says

    We are not be worried about their ability they should be the one to worry about our striking force dnt be supprise u will see him that day as defender trying to save his team frm shameful defeat

    1. Malak Hassouna says

      I don’t think so, we will lose if we underestimate them. Same as what happened with Manchester United. The group E is easy but tricky.

  5. Anonymous says

    That piece of shit wouldn’t play in Israel until he realized his team wouldn’t play him !

    1. Anonymous says

      Sorry… Pay him

    2. Malak Hassouna says

      Piece of shit ? I’m sorry but it’s none of your business whether he wants to play in Israel or not. I’m talking here about our game against Basel, so no reason for you to bring that point up. And calling him a piece of shit because he has a different point of view than you is utterly disgraceful.

  6. Anonymous says

    Football has no formula

  7. hammed kolawole says

    open letter to jose M.pls throughout this season avoid using that black jersey we used against everton b’cos dat jersey is complete bad luck,and about todays game using LAMP and MIKEL will be a perfect one,talk to EDEN and our striker losing too many chances can cost us,take yr chance score as many goals as u can to fade the memory of last defeat against everton

  8. San says

    another good article. why dont you try writing for a few other sites ??

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