11 things we loved this weekend: Keita, Nketiah, Messi, Batshuayi & more
It was a strange weekend in England as fixtures took place in both the FA Cup and Premier League.
Thankfully, there was also plenty of football played on the continent ahead of the upcoming international break.
The Arsenal youngster is still finding himself starstruck now he is in the first team.
Cutrone had a tense wait to see whether his potential equaliser had been allowed by VAR in Milan’s clash with Chievo. It’s safe to say he enjoyed it being given the green light.
— Moka (@MahmudKhraibene) March 18, 2018
Keita had Liverpool fans salivating once again with a goal and an assist as RB Leipzig inflicted a first defeat in 19 matches on Bayern Munich this weekend.
Naby Keita vs Bayern Munich [stats via @LFCData]:
4 chances created
— The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) March 18, 2018
This Newcastle fan
We read about it. We laughed about it. Now we can see it!
— Chris (@Chris_L48) March 18, 2018
Adebayor may not be known for his work-rate, but he showed some gas to track down a flying Jeremain Lens.
We’re not sure what this little dance is all about – but we like it.
The former Manchester United man is back scoring late winners in big games for Lyon, which means you should probably read Tom Victor on the folly of writing the forward off as having ‘found his level’.
The on-loan Chelsea man can’t stop scoring since joining Borussia Dortmund, taking his tally to eight in 11 matches with a backheeled winner against Hannover.
Considering Ronaldo had a slow start to the season (by his own ludicrous standards), it completely passed us by that he is now the top goalscorer in Europe’s top five leagues across all competitions this season.
Seventeen goals in your past eight games will do that, we guess.
⬇️ Top Scorers In Europe This Season:
1️⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo
⚽️ 37 Goals
2️⃣ Mo Salah
⚽️ 36 Goals
3️⃣ Harry Kane
⚽️ 35 Goals
4️⃣ Lionel Messi
⚽️ 35 Goals
5️⃣ Edinson Cavani
⚽️ 33 Goals
🗣 ”Cristiano Ronaldo is finished” 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/6apDWWX5gt
— The Football Centre (@UKFootyCentre) March 18, 2018
Poor Stephens got more than he bargained for when he celebrated Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s opener in Southampton’s quarter-final win at Wigan.
Australia’s A-League met Sunday league this weekend as Melbourne Victory’s players had to give each other a boost to fix a broken net.