11 things we loved this weekend: Martial, Ndombele, Ozil, Suarez & more
The gap in between Christmas and New Year can often feel like a bit of a slog, but football provided plenty of entertainment this weekend as it descended into a post-festivities delirium.
Chelsea secured a dramatic victory at Arsenal, Rangers beat Celtic in a typically fiery encounter and Leeds United went batsh*t crazy for a change. And that was just the start.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
More rabona crosses please, mate.
Ndombele bugün gayet iyi oynadı; ama yine de dikkat etmeli. Mourinho’nun Quaresma’yı özlediğini sanmıyorum: pic.twitter.com/1qI1EU0ddp
— Onur Özgen (@ozgenonur) December 28, 2019
Jesus Christ Ashley Fletcher that’s ridiculous pic.twitter.com/0ufA2H6v8j
— Matt 🙇🏻♂️ (@MattJH_2001) December 29, 2019
Ozil is disgusting pic.twitter.com/VzyGQEqodC
— Shoto (@basicakh) December 29, 2019
In a farewell match for Diego Forlan, Suarez went in goal for the second half and was surprisingly good. (Admittedly the game did finish 6-6.)
— 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗰𝗲 📺 (@teledoce) December 29, 2019
That awkward moment you get cramp while broadcasting live on the BBC.
What's going on with John Acres?! 😂😂😂
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) December 28, 2019
Manchester United’s main man right now.
— utdreport (@utdreport) December 29, 2019
Reckon he enjoyed that?
THAT'S how it feels for Steven Gerrard – massive win for @RangersFC and their boss!
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) December 29, 2019
For all the talk of Chelsea’s young players under Frank Lampard, one of their older heads is leading the way.
Willian created seven chances against Arsenal, the most by a Chelsea player in a single Premier League game so far this season.
And he got the assist for the winning goal. 🎯 pic.twitter.com/kBrTmr19oM
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 29, 2019
We can’t help but love his sh*thousery.
Always nice to see my old mates 😂🤐🤫 pic.twitter.com/ZmBfeZgxz7
— Troy Deeney (@T_Deeney) December 29, 2019
The greatest league in the world bar none – and this is just from the first half of this season.
After Jose Callejon’s brother scored in his final match for Bolivar, a young fan cried while begging him to stay. Juanmi burst into tears and gave him his shirt. Now we’re crying.
¡TREMENDO VIDEO! Juanmi Callejón, hermano gemelo de José María Callejón del Napoli, jugó su último partido con la camiseta del Bolívar, donde se hizo ídolo, y este pequeño fanático se le tiró a los pies rogando que se quede. El español rompió en llanto. Fútbol señores. pic.twitter.com/u20dOU4YkR
— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) December 29, 2019
Leeds United & Marcelo Bielsa
They’re actually going to kill off our Rob by the end of the season. It’s going to be great to watch.
What a ridiculous football club Leeds United are pic.twitter.com/ns19p9Ygf4
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) December 29, 2019