13 things we loved this weekend: De Gea, Smalling, Alexander-Arnold…

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David de Gea

Liverpool and Leicester City won again at the top of the Premier League over the weekend, while Flamengo and Al Hilal secured their places at the FIFA Club World Cup.

Liverpool scored late again to see off Crystal Palace and stay well clear at the top in England, while Leicester were comfortable winners at Brighton and Manchester City beat Chelsea to go third.

But, as always, there were plenty of things catching our eyes away from the top of the Premier League…

David de Gea

Dave saves.

David de Gea

There’s nothing he can’t do.

Chris Smalling

A goal, two assists and a clean sheet.

Phil Jones

Meanwhile….

Trent Alexander-Arnold

He’s at it again.

Sam Allardyce

Absolutely sensational.

Toño Rodriguez

Goalkeeper goals never get old.

Toño Rodriguez (Chivas) Amazing Goal Vs Veracruz (Side to Side) from r/soccer

Flamengo

They won the Copa Libertadores for the first time in 38 years and celebrated in style.

Gabriel Barbosa

The celebrations after the winner weren’t bad either.

Ryan Kent

You know when people say they don’t have a weak foot? Ryan Kent means it.

Steven Bergwijn

Rising shots are the best.

Naomie Feller

Saying that, goals when you take the ball on your chest with your back to goal in your own half, spin, outpace two defenders, knock one to the floor and smash it in are quite good, too.

[Division 1 Féminine] Nice goal by Naomie Feller for Stade de Reims from r/Ligue1

Leicester City

The only team in the Premier League to have conceded fewer than 10 goals. They deserved a good night out.


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