11 things we loved this weekend: Milner, Balotelli, Reus, Coventry…
USA won the Women’s World Cup, Brazil won the Copa America and Mexico won the Gold Cup on Sunday – and there was plenty of stuff elsewhere that caught our eye, too.
The third-place play-off at the Copa America was particularly entertaining, with Lionel Messi completely losing his head after being sent off for absolutely nothing.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Everton Soares scored Brazil’s opener in their 3-1 win over Peru in the Copa America final. We told you he was good. But just look at this assist from Firmino. Divine.
Jonathan dos Santos
Mexico won a record eighth Gold Cup on Sunday. This was a rather nice way to seal it.
First he smashed Liverpool’s pre-season fitness test (again), then he made this Starbucks barista’s day.
How’s your touch?
— Adam Daniels (@DanielA50231990) July 7, 2019
Angel Di Maria
What a goal this would have been.
— Goles! (@SomosGoles) July 6, 2019
Those two touches to get away from the defender are lovely.
Never change, Mario.
Mario Balotelli has made headlines in Italy again as he paid a local bar owner in Naples €2000 cash to drive a Vespa into the sea…
Easiest €2k ever 😂😂😂
[IG: mb459] pic.twitter.com/TjF4Z76nPU
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 6, 2019
A fitting tribute to Rory Delap on the weekend the former Stoke hero turned 43.
Might as well just leather it in.
We’ve seen lots of these, but Marco Reus doing the bottlecap challenge with a baby bottle while sucking a dummy is, erm, different.
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#bottlecapchallenge 🍼👧😉 Danke @marcbartra für die Nominierung! Meine nominierten sind @thereallukemockridge, @illusionistfarid und alle @sportstotal Spieler. Gleichzeitig möchte ich mit der Challenge @subotic4 und seine @neven_subotic_stiftung unterstützen, die sich für das Menschenrecht auf sauberes Trinkwasser einsetzt. 🙏💦
This is deservedly getting a lot of love.
— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) July 5, 2019