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Ronaldo, Salah & Messi on Champions League awards shortlist
by Wayde Brown
Mohamed Salah has been listed alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on UEFA’s shortlist for the best forwards who played in Champions League last season.
Ronaldo, who won the award last year, topped the scoring charts with 15 goals as Real Madrid won a third consecutive European title.
Salah meanwhile led Liverpool’s remarkable run to the final notching 10 goals and four assists. Messi is the third of the three forwards shortlisted despite only scoring six goals — including in both legs of the round-of-16 win over Chelsea — as Barcelona were eliminated by Roma in the quarterfinals..
NOMINEES: 2017/18 #UCL Forward of the Season
⭐️ @Cristiano Ronaldo
⭐️ Leo Messi
🗓️ #UEFAawards winners announced at the #UCLdraw, 30 August 🏆 pic.twitter.com/lTeoHXgp8d
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 9, 2018
Real Madrid duo Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are shortlisted in the midfielder category along with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, while the European champions are guaranteed to claim the best defender award with Marcelo, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane all nominated.
New Liverpool signing Alisson’s performances for Serie A outfit AS Roma earned him a place on the goalkeeper shortlist.
He will compete for the honour with Real Madrid’s Costa Rican international Keylor Navas and Italian Gianluigi Buffon, who completed a switch from Juventus to French champions Paris St Germain last month.
The winners will be announced during the 2018-2019 Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on August 30.
News Credit: IrieFM | Read here http://iriefm.net/ronaldo-salah-messi-on-champions-league-awards-shortlist/