13 things we loved this weekend: Bale, Lovren, Wenger, Messi, Fulham
Gareth Bale stole the show this weekend, but there were also eye-catching moments from Liverpool, Fulham and Barcelona men.
The Champions League final was undoubtedly the story of the weekend as Real Madrid beat 3-1 thanks to Bale’s stunner and two howlers from Loris Karius.
But there was also plenty going on elsewhere, and we’ve picked out some of the best moments across the world.
What can you say? F*cking hell.
Zinedine Zidane's reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale's bicycle kick goals compared: pic.twitter.com/aOXd7SWWvp
— Soccer Memes (@SoccerMemes) May 27, 2018
Gareth Bale, again
Amid all the madness of his two goals, this moment of magic went under the radar.
This is insanity from Gareth Bale, one of the best outside of the foot passes I've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/4BCxfmBro4
— A. (@ElPrincipe6_) May 27, 2018
The Liverpool forward did not deserve to be on the losing side in the Champions League final, and he also provided this brilliant gesture in the build-up to Saturday’s clash.
Sadio Mane has sent 300 Liverpool shirts to his village in Senegal ahead of the Champions League final 🇸🇳🙌 pic.twitter.com/YdmsMAdCBJ
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 25, 2018
We will always love Big Nev and his big heart.
I think even though it’s bad now you will be stronger because of it think about it today then put it away it’s done
Focus on the future and being best you can be
Go and prove what a great goalkeeper you are
— Neville Southall (@NevilleSouthall) May 27, 2018
Lovren may have been a much-maligned figure at Liverpool, but the defender produced a brilliant performance in the Champions League final.
Dejan Lovren vs. Real Madrid.
The reputation of a scapegoat; the performance of a warrior. pic.twitter.com/OfPhuvIs9L
— BTL Comps (@BTLComps) May 27, 2018
Messi plays for both sides in Argentina training to ensure it’s not unfair. The second goal is enough to make you drool.
Messi is playing for both teams in a training match..pic.twitter.com/2XC5ezfOim
— Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) May 27, 2018
Parma are set to retire the No.6 shirt after the captain who led them all the way back to Serie A announced his retirement.
2008: Joins Parma
2009: Promoted to Serie A
2013: Made club captain
2014: 6th, can't compete in EL
2015: Demoted to Serie D, only one to stay
2016: Promoted to Serie C
2017: Promoted to Serie B
2018: Most Parma league appearances
2018: Promoted to Serie A pic.twitter.com/meDtOxcF3j
— Santi Bauzá (@sbauza99) May 18, 2018
Supporters of Premier League clubs will rejoice at the sight of Fulham back in the top flight and the prospect of one of the best away days in the country.
— Fulham Focus (@Fulham_Focus) May 27, 2018
A compilation of the big man’s tekkers. What more do you people want?
A compilation of the German’s insanity. No, seriously, what more do you people want?
This is how you do it properly.
For a second, please forget about #UCLfinal and Karius. A Romanian keeper takes his job and time wasting to another level. He goes a long, long way before kicking the ball. :)) pic.twitter.com/pc7jMiiKto
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) May 27, 2018
Goalkeepers up for corners leading to goals from inside your own half are never not fun.
— Soccer Republic (@SoccRepublic) May 27, 2018
The result may not have gone the way he hoped, but Carra certainly seemed to have a good time with Liverpool supporters in Kiev.