Neymar vs Salah: Who will be tonight's hero?Last updated on Sep 18, 2018, 08:11 pm
Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain will meet tonight at the Anfield stadium for their UEFA Champions League clash.
All eyes will be on two superstars as the teams take to the field- Neymar Jr. and Mo Salah.
While the Brazilian maestro has already won the coveted tournament, once, with Barcelona in 2015, Salah played in the final last season.
Can they mesmerize us again tonight?
Statistical comparison between the two players
Neymar scored 6 goals in the 2017-18 Champions League, whereas, Salah netted in 10 times.
These two have met, once before, in a Barcelona vs Roma match in the 2014-15 Champions League group stage fixture.
Neymar has played 8 matches against English clubs, scoring twice and winning seven.
Salah has played only once against a French club, in the 2016-17 Europa League against Lyon.
Comparison between playing styles
Neymar and Salah both have a similar style, with Neymar playing from the left and Salah from the right.
Both players have superlative footwork and goal-scoring abilities.
Further, they can connect well with their team-mates.
While Neymar is a better dribbler, Salah can score goals from anywhere.
However, Neymar is a better spot-kick taker between the two.
Do you know?
Neymar had praised Salah before the World Cup
Before the 2018 World Cup, Neymar was full of praises for Salah during an interview, where he said Salah could make a great difference in the World Cup for Egypt. The two will meet at 12:30 AM tomorrow for their Champions League encounter.
How important are these two for their teams?
Neymar and Salah are talismanic stars of their teams, around whom the manager organizes the tactics.
These two talented individuals can provide assists, score goals, and inspire their respective teams to glory.
If Neymar, Cavani, and Mbappe begin to connect well from the beginning of the match, they can work wonders.
In the absence of Firmino, Salah has to shoulder some extra responsibility.