Egypt winger Salah scores twice as Roma thrash Palermo in Serie A

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Sunday 21 Feb 2016

Salah scores for the second successive league match with Roma in Serie A

Roma's midfielder from Egypt Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Roma vs Palermo at the Olympic Stadium in Rome on February 21, 2016. (AFP)

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah continued his recent fine form in Italy’s Serie A after scoring two goals, including one from an impossible angle, to help AS Roma thrash Palermo 5-0 on Sunday.

The Pharaohs star, who could not find the net in Wednesday's 2-0 loss at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League, scored twice in the space of two second-half minutes to take his tally to nine league goals this season.

He put Roma 3-0 up on the hour mark when he escaped his marker to run onto a through pass from Bosnian striker Eden Dzeko before hitting a powerful shot into the far corner of the net from inside the area.

On 62 minutes, Salah notched his second of the net in superb fashion. He somewhat mis-controlled a long ball from Radja Nainggolan inside the area but he regained possession after the ball struck the keeper, sending a simple shot home from an acute angle. 

The 23-year-old joined Roma from English champions Chelsea last summer after spending the second half of last season on loan at Fiorentina, where he produced superb displays.

Salah ended a seven-match goal drought in the Serie A when he scored an early goal to set Roma on their way to a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo early this month.

He continued to recapture his best form in the Serie A game against Carpi last week; scoring a goal and creating two others.

Salah has scored one Champions League goal so far this season.

Roma lie fourth in the league table with 50 points, eight behind leaders Juventus.

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