11 things we loved this weekend: Zlatan, Van Dijk, Rashford, Aguero
Real Madrid claimed the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday thanks to some incredible sh*thousery, while Liverpool took another big step to ending their wait for a Premier League title.
Elsewhere, Sergio Aguero broke another record and Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved you never lose it.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Ultimate sh*thousery. Fair play.
Proper FIFA foul from Valverde. pic.twitter.com/aiOwLZdFvG
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) January 12, 2020
Virgil van Dijk
Big Tackle, sponsored by Claude Makelele.
Starting in Serie A for this first time since returning to Milan, of course he bloody scored.
After netting Milan's second goal against Cagliari away from home, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now scored a professional goal in 4 different decades (from 1990s to 2020s). pic.twitter.com/wnPYMXAoaR
— Ashmin (@ashmin777) January 11, 2020
No foreign player has scored more Premier League goals.
Sergio Aguero is now the fifth highest scorer in Premier League history and the highest scoring overseas player 👑🍾 pic.twitter.com/MLpUsPWrIa
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 12, 2020
This amazing run ended with a ruptured ACL. Football is cruel.
One of the best solo runs of the season by Nicolo Zaniolo, which unfortunately ends in a ruptured ACL injury 😞
Looks like he will miss Euro 2020. Gutted. pic.twitter.com/tgiJTep7Rs
— Uncle Sharma (@RSharmzz) January 12, 2020
A 93rd-minute winner from the halfway line? Yes please.
— Notts County FC (@Official_NCFC) January 11, 2020
No, not his 81st-minute winner but rather this effort that rattled the crossbar.
Verona v Genoa
Sunday league stuff. Superb.
Verona-Genoa will kick off 15 minutes late because the lines of the penalty areas are wonky and need re-painting. Serie A in 2020
— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) January 12, 2020
Masahide Tomikoshi’s Instagram feed remains a treasure trove.
We just love him, basically.