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UCL Final – Salah suspends Ramadan fast ahead of Madrid clash

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Ahead of the UEFA Champions League final, Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah has suspended his fast according to reports. There were indications that he would continue with the Ramadan fast despite the high profile game, but his Spanish physiotherapist, Ruben Hons has revealed that the Egypt international who has been complying since May 16 has suspended his fast for three days.

In the course of an interview on the El Transistor programme on radio station Onda Cero, Ruben Hons said: “As far as I know in Marbella, he practiced Ramadan, but a plan was established for these important days,”

“On Thursday, Friday and the day of the match he will suspend his fasting, so it will not affect him.”

“After the final he will take it up again.”

Salah joins the list of elite Muslim sportsmen who have adopted this strategy during the Ramadan period to enable them cope with the physical sporting demands. However, his decision is in contradiction with news publications in Egypt where it as assumed he would be fasting.

On the positive side, this should even up the odds as the Los Blancos would obviously not appreciate any excuses that may be a dent on their win if they emerge victoriously and add a third consecutive UCL title to their European trophy haul, a record which could possibly stand for decades or I daresay centuries