Mo Salah’s personal duel with Kalidou Koulibaly was a fight between the irresistible force and the unmovable object.
In the clip below, you’ll see highlights of their altercation from Tuesday night’s Champions League classic, which Liverpool won 1-0, a scoreline good enough to see us progress to the Last 16, with the draw taking place on Monday.
Koulibaly is truly exceptional. You’ll see on more than one occasion, the giant Senegalese keeps up with Salah for pace and uses his exceptional strength to win the ball.
But for the game’s key moment, Salah got the better of Napoli’s no.26, skinning him in the box and finishing through David Ospina’s box.
In the second-half, he started to get more change out of the defender, but the likes of Gini Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane couldn’t finish the chances Mo was creating.
Two world-class players going at it hell for leather. Great to watch.