Salah scores 2, Egypt wins in African qualifying

Liverpool or Egypt, the goals keep coming from Mohamed Salah. He can even afford a penalty miss or two.

Salah scored twice — he also had two penalties saved and two assists on a frenetic night — as Egypt beat Niger 6-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday, a resounding victory that might be enough to ease the Pharaohs’ World Cup heartache.

Egypt lost all three of its games at the World Cup, a miserable campaign compounded by a bitter falling out between Salah and the Egyptian soccer federation.

Salah put that to one side against Niger in Alexandria to help lift Egyptian spirits and lift the team to second in its group behind Tunisia, good enough to qualify for the African Cup next year in Cameroon if it stays there.

Salah was the hero, even after the penalty he earned 60 seconds in…

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