13 things we loved this weekend: Gomez, Rashford, Messi, Lewandowski…

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Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling

Liverpool struck a big blow in the Premier League title race at the weekend, and there was plenty of brilliant action around the world too.

Liverpool are now eight points clear going into the international break and will fancy their chances of finally winning the title this season even at this early stage, while silverware was actually lifted in the US as Seattle Sounders won the MLS Cup. But, as always, it was some of the alternative moments we enjoyed most.

Here’s just a selection of the things that made us smile over the weekend.

Joe Gomez

Forget all the great football, we mainly loved all the little kick-offs that kept happening. Joe Gomez nearly picking up Raheem Sterling was a particular highlight.

Marcus Rashford

Forget the sitter he missed and just look at this pace. He also pulled off an elastico nutmeg FFS.

Rashford’s run from own box. Shows hunger and elite speed. These things don’t get highlighted enough. Sometimes he’ll miss sitters, but this is what you want to see from a united player. from r/reddevils

Lionel Messi

Another two free-kicks as part of a 25-man hat-trick. Just a normal day for Messi.

Robert Lewandowski

He’s now scored in the first 11 games of the Bundesliga season, grabbing two more in a 4-0 win over Dortmund to make it 16 already and break Gerd Muller’s 50-year record.

Robert Lewandowski

His touch isn’t bad either.

Hertha Berlin

Hertha marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in tremendous style.

Conor McDermott

We’re a bit annoyed the keeper didn’t jump, but still…

Sam Clucas

The weekend of the long ranger.


And we thought Rashford’s was good.

David Abraham

The funniest red card we’ve seen in ages, and a brilliant melee. Make sure you watch the replay.

Frank Lampard

Fair play.

Kurt Zouma

It’s not just the forwards who are standing out.

Emre Kılınç

Oh my.

Erling Haaland

This is great news for our Football Index portfolio.

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