Fresh from his early goal, Salah looked in fine form, and added his second and Liverpool's third when he crashed an unstoppable half-volley past Illan Meslier in the Leeds goal to make it 3-2 to the champions at half-time.
Sharjah's chances of progressing to the next round now hang on their ability to collect three points in the reverse fixture on Friday.
LONDON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Manchester United suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace in first Premier League match this season, with Old Trafford old boy Wilfried Zaha scoring twice against his former club.
Slovan's Brazilian striker Rafael Ratao had the biggest opportunity in the 41st minute when he found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper but failed to take the clear-cut chance, instead, failing to square the ball to a teammate.
The two sides went into the game with a point separating them; with Al-Nassr in second place with four points needing a win to keep them at arm's length from third-placed Sepahan.
Yet again, Slovan were close to sealing the victory after the home team's striker Ilmari Niskanen missed his attempt in the third round of the penalty shots but Slovan's Ratao and Nono failed to capitalize, sealing a 4-3 shootout victory for the Finns.
"This is our last friendly and it is a good test because we are playing a La Liga side and it will allow us to see how we are physically and also in terms of our football and quality," he said in a press conference.
Although Madrid did substitute that league game with a friendly against Getafe, which they won 6-0, that remains their only match ahead of the new season, making it hard to draw conclusions over the match fitness of Zidane's men.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- John Mary scored twice as Shenzhen FC beat Henan Jianye 3-1 in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Dalian Pro conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Shanghai Shenhua on Monday.
Bayern might face 55 games in 254 days if the Bavarians reach the finals in all competitions.
The preliminary squad, which is made up of Mexico-based players only, also includes Talavera's Pumas teammates Johan Vasquez. Enditem