UCL Final: Salah won't skip Ramadan

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Most players, it is said, would do anything to win a Champions League, but not Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah, who has confirmed he will continue to observe the Ramadan fast ahead of their clash against Real Madrid at Kiev on Saturday.

Ramadan - which began on May 16 - is a month-long period of fasting which obliges Muslims to abstain from eating, drinking and sex, amongst other things, during daylight hours.

According to Egyptian media outlet Al Masry, the 25-year-old has insisted that he will not break the fast in the lead-up to the showpiece match on Sunday and has assured fans the fast will have little impact on his on-field performance.

In addition, sources close to the player have revealed that the Premier League Player of the Season will sacrifice three calves leading up to the match to bless him.

It comes as the practices of Ramadan have come under fire with Leganes winger Nabil El Zhar claiming that fasting has often benefitted his performances as he feels 'cleaner on the inside'.

However, nutritionist Jesus Munoz has rebuked such claims, saying: "Even though they feel cleaner, they are less prepared for physical exercise."

"If he (Salah) perfectly fulfills Ramadan, his performance will be affected."

 

(Marca)

 

 

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