11 things we loved this weekend: Van Dijk, Neymar, Fati, Neville and more

Quick Reads

A number of sublime goals were scored all around the world this weekend as club football was back in the spotlight after the international break.

Goals from Italy, France, China, Brazil and Mexico all feature, while the usual nonsense is this time provided by Roy Hodgson and Gary Neville.

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

Duvan Zapata

Not a bad 95th-minute winner.


Not a bad 92nd-minute winner.


After beating Brescia 4-3, Bologna’s squad went to visit manager Sinisa Mihajlovic, who is undergoing treatment for leukaemia. The players went to his window and sang for their boss.

Eran Zahavi

Yes please.



Alexis Vega

Pick that out.

Domenico Berardi

Admittedly this was wasted at 4-0 down, but still…

Virgil van Dijk

Even when he gives you a head start you still can’t beat him.

Roy Hodgson

Classic Roy.

Gary Neville

Fair enough.

Ansu Fati

A goal and an assist within seven minutes against Valencia. He’s 16, and has already broken five records in two weeks.

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