Mo Salah escapes red card after horror tackle on Porto captain Danilo 2 years ago

Mo Salah escapes red card after horror tackle on Porto captain Danilo

Salah didn't even get a booking for this

Liverpool overcame reigning Portuguese champions Porto at Anfield on Tuesday night, securing a comfortable 2-0 victory thanks to first-half goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.

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But just like Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester City, the other Champions League tie on the night, the encounter wasn't without controversy as Liverpool forward Mo Salah escaped a certain red card after a horror challenge on Porto skipper Danilo Pereira went unpunished by officials.

Whilst VAR (and lack thereof) took centre stage at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to a controversial early penalty and elbow incident involving Fernandinho, it was found completely wanting at Anfield after Salah went into a reckless, dangerously high tackle on Danilo.

Whilst quite clearly a horrific challenge and a red card whichever way you look at it, Salah faced no punishment during the match even after the incident was referred to VAR. Not even a booking.

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The result - and Salah's escape from a red card that would rule him out of the second leg - put Liverpool firmly in control of the tie heading to Estádio do Dragão in just over a week's time.