13 things we loved this weekend: Higuain, Messi, Neymar, Lacazette…
Arsenal strikers past and present scored brilliant goals over the weekend – as did plenty of other players around Europe.
Liverpool made it six wins out of six to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League as Chelsea dropped points for the first time, while Manchester City kept up the pace with a statement win at Cardiff City.
Across Europe, meanwhile, there was some sort of goal of the weekend competition going on nobody had told us about.
The very definition of making something difficult look easy.
We definitely didn’t love this, but you just have to watch it.
This would have been a decent goal. And don’t worry, he scored later.
Two goals against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, including this. Woof.
It’s actually remarkably hard to stop watching this.
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) September 23, 2018
If for some inexcusable reason you haven’t seen this yet, you’d better sit down.
— Matt Lynch (@mattlyynch) September 22, 2018
This gets better after every replay.
The four stewards probably weren’t necessary.
Angel Di Maria
The phrase ‘sweet as a nut’ was invented for this goal.
Liverpool fans won’t want to watch it, but this footage of Real Madrid’s players before and after their Champions League final is pretty cool.
Behind the scenes footage of Real Madrid players, Florentino Perez and Roberto Carlos before and after the CL final. Isco to Roberto Carlos: “Roberto, I want a Copa del Rey now. So many Champions leagues…” from r/soccer
Game recognises game.
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 23, 2018
The club that can do nothing wrong right now.
It's not a lot, but this has probably made these young kids' day.
— The Hornets' Nest (@hornetsnestwfc) September 22, 2018
He scored a goal that was such a beautiful, mesmeric mess that Tom Victor wrote 1000 words about it.