11 things we loved this weekend: Zidane, Ronaldo, Torres & more

Quick Reads

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.

Justin Meram


Zinedine Zidane

Forever taking the piss.

Wilde-Donald Guerrier

That pass. That finish. That Haiti goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is enjoying his hard-earned break by, erm, training with Olympic silver medalist Francis Obikwelu.

Fernando Torres

The goal is crap, but we have a lot of time for that celebration.

David Villa

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.

Guillermo Ochoa

Ochoa was Mexico’s hero yet again as the goalkeeper saved the decisive spot-kick against Costa Rica – and their fans certainly enjoyed it.

USA Women

The best ever selling Nike shirt in one single season.

Dario Scuderi

At 21 years old, Scuderi has had to call time on his professional career, but it’s remarkable he even got this far.

Jozy Altidore

Tell us what you really think, Jozy.

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