11 things we loved this weekend: TAA, Pickford, Wijnaldum, Messi…

Quick Reads
Trent-Alexander-Arnold-England-Switzerland

England’s victory over Switzerland in the third-place play-off of the Nations League may not have been the most entertaining, but Liverpool and Everton men still found a way to catch the eye.

Elsewhere, England Women managed to start their World Cup campaign with a win, while Italy’s clash with Greece in Euro 2020 qualifying was particularly enjoyable.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Jordan Pickford

Watching a goalkeeper lash home a penalty will never not be fun.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

It’s still very, very weird that until recently he was behind both Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker.

Nicolo Barella

We honestly can’t stop watching this.

Gini Wijnaldum

See ya.

Lorenzo Insigne

Finish.

South Africa

If this doesn’t brighten your Monday, nothing will.

Gareth Bale

Don’t try and take Rory Delap’s USP, Gareth.

Manuel Neuer

Absolutely textbook Manuel Neuer.

Justyn de Baff

Please make this happen.

Teemu Pukki

Hopefully he’ll be doing this in the Premier League next season.

Lionel Messi

We just can’t keep him out of these articles.

WATCH: Messi scores typically sensational solo goal for Argentina


More from Planet Football

Trent Alexander-Arnold was a WC back-up last year & that now sounds absurd

The average media player ratings from England’s win against Switzerland

Watch: Messi scores typically sensational solo goal for Argentina

Can you name every player to score for England under Gareth Southgate?