11 things we loved this week: Vinicius, Monreal, Draxler, Crouch

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It may have been a disappointing week for Chelsea and Manchester United, but there has still been plenty of football which we have enjoyed.

With the second leg of Champions League and Europa League knockout ties being played, there have been a number of tense, fraught fixtures.

And we’ve rounded up some of our favourite moments from the week in football, from as far afield as Mexico and Brazil.

Nacho Monreal

Simone Inzaghi

So much time for this kind of thing.

Ben Hamer

A no-look header to win football tennis. Not bad from the Leicester City goalkeeper.

Alessandro Florenzi

Watching a Roma player do beautiful things in that kit is always nice.

Vinicius Junior

You know that child who Real Madrid have already paid €45million to sign? He scored twice for Flamengo this week. He really puts getting sacked by Next at 17 into some perspective.

Gary Rowett

After having a dig at local rivals Nottingham Forest at the weekend, Derby boss Rowett is now set to change his name by deed poll to Bantonio Banderas.

Jupp Heynckes

Heynckes became the first coach in history to win 11 consecutive Champions League matches after Bayern Munich beat Besiktas 3-1 on Wednesday.

The result means he has now won 51 of his last 55 fixtures as a manager in all competitions. We reckon that’s pretty good.

Julian Draxler

Kylian Mbappe may have been the match winner with a brace as PSG beat Angers 2-1, but what about this pass from Draxler for the France international’s first? Woof.

Lionel Messi

He’s just very, very special, isn’t he?

Peter Crouch

Not as good on Twitter as Crouchy, though, is he?

Oh, and Crouchy passed 100 Premier League goals last season, for the record.

Javier Lopez

The CONCACAF Champions League is always good for brilliant moments, and Lopez’s goal as Chivas beat Seattle 3-0 to qualify for the semi-finals was no different.

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