11 things we loved this weekend: Wijnaldum, Van Gaal, Bielsa & more

Quick Reads

Premier League football may have had a week off due to the international break, but there was still plenty of exciting action around the world.

There was a non-league hero, a baby’s heartwarming introduction to football and a pretty awkward anthem mix-up.

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

Non-league hero

The greatest feeling in football.

Georginio Wijnaldum


Jonathan David

Goal of the weekend?

Beth England

Or is this goal of the weekend?

Louis van Gaal

Naming a baby gorilla in Rwanda. Of course.

Marcelo Bielsa

The main man spent his international break enjoying the sights of Scarbados.

Leandro Carvalho

There’s usually some doubt over whether someone tried to score from a corner. There isn’t with Carvalho.


We hope the PA guy didn’t bump into the Albania squad after the match.

Andorra’s offside trap

Everything about this is wonderful.

Croatia fans

Football is great.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan


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