13 things we loved this weekend: Bale, Lovren, Wenger, Messi, Fulham

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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.

Gareth Bale

What can you say? F*cking hell.

Gareth Bale, again

Amid all the madness of his two goals, this moment of magic went under the radar.

Sadio Mane

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.

Neville Southall

We will always love Big Nev and his big heart.

Dejan Lovren

Lovren may have been a much-maligned figure at Liverpool, but the defender produced a brilliant performance in the Champions League final.

Lionel Messi

Messi plays for both sides in Argentina training to ensure it’s not unfair. The second goal is enough to make you drool.

Alessandro Lucarelli

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.


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.

Arsene Wenger

A compilation of the big man’s tekkers. What more do you people want?

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Thomas Muller

A compilation of the German’s insanity. No, seriously, what more do you people want?

Time wasting

This is how you do it properly.

Kieran Sadlier

Goalkeepers up for corners leading to goals from inside your own half are never not fun.

Jamie Carragher

The result may not have gone the way he hoped, but Carra certainly seemed to have a good time with Liverpool supporters in Kiev.

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