The Chronicle

SALAH EXTENDS STREAK

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MOHAMED Salah continued his blistering run of form by scoring twice in a 3-2 victory over a 10-man Atletico Madrid as Liverpool took charge of Group B in the Champions League.

Salah gave Liverpool the lead with another splendid goal in Madrid after dancing past three Atletico defenders and firing in to make it nine consecutiv­e games in which the Egyptian has scored.

Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann, who also scored twice, was sent off in the 52nd minute for a high foot into the face of Roberto Firmino.

“The dirty three points are often the most important and they were dirty tonight,” Liverpool manager said Jurgen Klopp. “That wasn’t our best football but it was an important step.”

Salah became Liverpool’s top goalscorer in the Champions League with 31, usurping Steven Gerrard’s 30.

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