11 things we loved this weekend: Zidane, Ronaldo, Torres & more
A number of ageing stars rolled back the years this weekend to prove you never lose it.
Fernando Torres, David Villa and a certain Zinedine Zidane were among the goals, while Madagascar provided the shock of the AFCON so far by beating Nigeria.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Forever taking the piss.
Some UNBELIEVABLE sauce on this Zidane goal from a charity match. Dude's still got it pic.twitter.com/df22lBXCqc
— Iyaadh Ibrahim (@iyaaadh) June 30, 2019
That pass. That finish. That Haiti goal.
Ronaldo is enjoying his hard-earned break by, erm, training with Olympic silver medalist Francis Obikwelu.
Ronaldo esteve a treinar a velocidade com Francis Obikwelu. pic.twitter.com/ObDxmEyqUF
— B24 (@B24PT) June 30, 2019
The goal is crap, but we have a lot of time for that celebration.
It was a good weekend for former Spain heroes in Japan.
Madagascar beating Nigeria in the AFCON is an awful lot of fun. As too is their opener from Lalaina Nomenjanahary.
Ochoa was Mexico’s hero yet again as the goalkeeper saved the decisive spot-kick against Costa Rica – and their fans certainly enjoyed it.
The best ever selling Nike shirt in one single season.
Todo um mercado.
Team USA aren't the only ones on a winning steak at the Women's World Cup. Nike has sold more of their home jerseys on its website than it has of any other soccer team's shirt, from Brazil to Barcelona, in a single season in its history.https://t.co/2a5i3FqLuB
— Christopher Halder (@Chris_Halder) June 30, 2019
At 21 years old, Scuderi has had to call time on his professional career, but it’s remarkable he even got this far.
Three years ago, Dario Scuderi (BVB II) suffered a horrific knee injury.
After continuous fighting and intensive rehab, he has decided to end his professional career in fear of relapse.
You’ll forever be part of the Dortmund family 💛 pic.twitter.com/MgDFdPrhaF
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) June 30, 2019
Tell us what you really think, Jozy.
MLS refs are some of the worst in the world. Absolutely horrible. https://t.co/XDBeERVlwQ
— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) June 30, 2019