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Mohamed Salah and Egypt targeted with lasers by Senegal fans in World Cup play-off decider

Mohamed Salah and Egypt were forced to battle against a green laser as Senegal supporters looked to rile their World Cup qualification rivals in their crunch play-off second-leg in Dakar. The Pharaohs were out for revenge after losing the Africa Cup of Nations final to their opponents on penalties just a matter of weeks ago and they took a narrow lead into the decider following Friday evening’s 1-0 triumph in Egypt.

As the teams lined up for the national anthems, a green laser was flashed into the eyes of Liverpool’s star man Salah.

It was a constant theme throughout the opening stages of the contest, which would suggest this was a clear plan of action from the home crowd.

There also appeared to be multiple flashes, particularly during incidents in which the ball was not in play.

A number of Egyptian players were down with injuries in the opening 15 minutes and the green laser continued to flash on the players.

Goalkeeper Mohammed El Shenawy and Aston Villa winger Trezeguet were both targeted when on the ground.

Several Egypt stars appeared to inform the referee, who was seemingly helpless given the lasers were coming from those in the crowd.

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