Mohamed Salah leaves pitch guarded by military officers after been targeted by pitch invaders in Sierra Leone clash

Mohamed Salah was escorted off the pitch by military officers after pitch invaders broke out onto the turf.

Salah had helped Egypt to a 2-0 win over Sierra Leone, grabbing an assist as ex-Aston Villa star Trezeguet grabbed a double.

Salah had to be escorted off the pitch when invaders charged towards him.

But in the closing moments of the match at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, a handful of fans broke onto the pitch and charged toward the Liverpool star.

Security reacted quickly by putting the offenders down on the ground before several military officers escorted Salah off the pitch.

It meant that the fans who had already evaded security did not get close to the 31-year-old as he made his way out of harm’s way.

Punches were thrown by members of the security team at one pitch invader as the contest threatened to transform into chaos.

While it remains to be seen what the intentions of the pitch invaders were, security took no risks by acting forcefully.

Egypt were already 2-0 up by the time of the incident while Tyrese Fornah had been sent off earlier in the match.

Salah was uncharacteristically not among the goals for the Pharaohs but still proved a handful.

Salah was escorted away as the pitch invaders were dealt with. Sierra Leone had another player sent off in the 99th minute to end the match with nine players.

And it sees Egypt go top of their World Cup qualifier group with two wins out of two.

They had got their qualifying campaign off to a flyer with a 6-0 win over Djibouti on Thursday.

Salah scored four goals on that encounter, taking his total tally for his country to 55 goals.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that the forward maintains his fitness ahead of the weekend when Liverpool face Manchester City.

The two Premier League titans go head-to-head in the early kick-off on Saturday.



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