11 things we loved this week: Vinicius, Monreal, Draxler, Crouch
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.
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) March 16, 2018
So much time for this kind of thing.
Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi, like his brother Pippo, doesn't celebrate with anything less than 100%
Even if he puts himself in danger by doing so 😂 pic.twitter.com/RKEKHbI8Mj
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 15, 2018
A no-look header to win football tennis. Not bad from the Leicester City goalkeeper.
Football tennis in 🇪🇸
— Leicester City (@LCFC) March 14, 2018
Watching a Roma player do beautiful things in that kit is always nice.
— Across the Pond (@ATPradio) March 13, 2018
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.
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.
Fresh from mugging off the whole of Nottingham, Gary Rowett banters his own boss and is now officially my hero pic.twitter.com/HBUGMt9Plg
— Steve Bloomer's Washing 🎙 (@SteveBloomerPod) March 14, 2018
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.
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.
He’s just very, very special, isn’t he?
100 – Lionel Messi has now scored 100 Champions League goals in just 123 appearances, 14 games fewer than it took Cristiano Ronaldo (137) to reach this milestone. Extraordinary. pic.twitter.com/CfbtoVKb7y
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 14, 2018
Not as good on Twitter as Crouchy, though, is he?
Oh, and Crouchy passed 100 Premier League goals last season, for the record.
Messi caught up in better than crouch shock https://t.co/zdL8h4GWYu
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) March 15, 2018
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.