Only on Monday coach Hector Cuper admitted that Salah was not at full fitness, but he did all he could in 90 minutes to rescue his country's campaign.
But the talismanic forward, who missed the Egyptians' 1-0 loss to Uruguay in their group-stage opener as he continued his recovery, couldn't force a different outcome in their second outing of the tournament on Tuesday evening.
Realistically, Egypt had to win here and in playing Salah, Cuper played his trump card.
Denis Cheryshev extended Russia's lead on the hour-mark after keeping his composure to drill home a low strike against the run of play.
President Vladimir Putin said that he expected Russian Federation to lift the golden World Cup trophy when he helped secure the hosting rights in 2010.
Cuper said: "Salah is fit".
"Thank God that I could score three goals in two games, but my aim is just to help the team", said Cheryshev, who plays as a winger for Villarreal said.
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"As for his physical shape, he couldn't prepare with us in the training camp, he had to train alone". I was also convinced he was in optimal shape.
"What if he hadn't injured himself in the Champions League final?" Bu the second saw him rest his hands on his waist in despair and then pushing his hair backward. "I don't think it was lack of concentration". Amr Wanda and Mahmoud Trezeguet both suffered injuries late in the opening match. We would all have preferred it not to have happened, but it did. "I would prefer to see my team win".
A string of injuries and a perception that, as a stylish winger, he didn't fit Russia's typically rugged, defensive style combined to keep him out of the national team under successive coaches.
The 62-year-old Argentine has been in charge since 2015 and built a team around solid and reliable defence.
"The whole match, and we had between 10 and 15 very bad minutes and that's why we lost".
"We need to bear in mind that there is not only one player on the pitch".
Additionally, Russia's haul of eight goals in their opening two World Cup games is the joint-highest for a host nation, level with Italy in 1934.