Mohamed Salah apologises to young fan for scoring late against Tunisia

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The Goal 50 third best player in the world got a last-gasp winner to help the Pharaohs secure a victory against their rivals

Mohamed Salah has tendered his apology to a young girl who requested an early goal from the Liverpool star in Egypt's win over Tunisia in Alexandria.

The girl tweeted a photo where she held aloft a poster that read: "Salah please score. I want to go home, I have homework."

Salah would however score, but his goal - a well-taken one which involved a one-two with Salah Mohsen, nutmeg and cheeky chip over Tunisia goalkeeper, came in the 90th minute to help the Pharaoh clinch a 3-2 victory in the African Cup of Nations qualifier.

Salah - who moved past legendary Egyptian playmaker Mohamed Aboutrika in the national team scorers' chart to third with 39 goals in 62 appearances - then responded after the game, tendering his apology.

The Goal 50 star replied: “I really tried to let you go home early, and sorry to have kept you here until the last minute. I hope your teacher tomorrow understands the situation.”

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Prior to the tie, Egypt and Tunisia had sealed qualifications for the Afcon finals but the result saw the Pharaohs move level with their visitors at the summit of Group J with 12 points from five matches.

Javier Aguirre's side will round up their qualification campaign with a fixture against Niger while Tunisia take on Eswatini in March 2019.

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