11 things we loved this weekend: Neymar, Rochdale, McCarthy & more

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Former Liverpool and Manchester United men impressed us this weekend, while Tottenham were on the end of a late, great cup shock.

With no Premier League games this weekend as the last 16 of the FA Cup took place, we turned to Europe to keep us entertained with some brilliant skill, while one man drew our attentions to the eighth tier.

Here’s our pick of the action from this weekend…

Suso

Impressive skill here from the former Liverpool man, but even better commentary.

Neymar

This is just mint.

Carlos Carvalhal

As if he hasn’t said enough completely random things already, the Swansea boss was at it again before he faced former club Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

Not content with his pre-match effort, though, after the game he also described the replay as being “a bit like Police Academy. You have the first one, then Police Academy 2, then Police Academy 3.”

READ: The best of Carlos Carvalhal: Custard tarts, Arctic Monkeys, sardines & more

Alex Cordaz

You know on FIFA, when you end up too high up the pitch with your ‘keeper so you just go for it?

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Piotr Zielinski

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Rochdale

We couldn’t possibly leave a massive piece of FA Cup magic out, could we?

Barcelona

The Spanish giants defeated Eibar at the weekend, and showed some immense skill throughout the 11 with this phenomenal piece of build-up play.

WATCH: Mesmerising Barcelona build-up play during victory over Eibar

Lionel Messi

Messi’s assist for Luis Suarez’s opening goal was a bit tasty, too.

READ: Lionel Messi and the kind of assist we’ll only truly appreciate when he’s gone

Andre Silva

The AC Milan forward here, with what is nearly the best assist you’ve ever seen.

Witham Town

One hardy Witham fan travelled for this match at Grays Athetic in the eighth tier, and despite his team losing 4-1, it looks like he had a great time.

Mick McCarthy

Just a brilliant, wonderfully Yorkshire reaction to what you think is a late winner in a derby. We like him a lot, too.


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