Egypt’s Mohamed Salah (lright) vies for the ball with Uganda’s Faruku Miya during their Africa Cup of Nations match in Cairo on Sunday. Reuters
While Salah helped lead his club to a sixth European Cup triumph in June, a year on from an injury forcing him out of the final, he was powerless to stop the Pharaohs suffering humiliation on the international stage for the second time in 12 months.
Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League as Naby Keita’s goal after just 15 seconds inspired a 5-0 rout of Huddersfield on Friday.
Jurgen Klopp admitted he cannot wait to lead Liverpool into a Champions League semi-final against Barcelona after watching his side crush Porto 4-1 in Portugal on Wednesday to complete a 6-1 aggregate victory in their last-eight tie.
Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first win as Chelsea boss at Norwich on Saturday. One of the only two remaining 100 percent records in the Premier League will go at Anfield where the European champions will hope to continue
Often likened to one of his country’s greatest ever players, 2019 was the year Ali Mabkhout finally eclipsed Adnan Al Talyani as the UAE’s all-time top scorer.
Bayern Munich aim to continue the Bundesliga’s current trend of teams winning on the road behind closed doors when they face Borussia Dortmund in a potential title decider on Tuesday.
There will be no audience and no handshakes with rivals, but Czech players including two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova relish the prospect of playing a tournament again.