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Quick Reads

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.

Gonzalo Higuain

The very definition of making something difficult look easy.

Steven Berghuis

We definitely didn’t love this, but you just have to watch it.

Lionel Messi

This would have been a decent goal. And don’t worry, he scored later.

Cristhian Stuani

Two goals against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, including this. Woof.

Alexandre Lacazette

It’s actually remarkably hard to stop watching this.

John McGinn

If for some inexcusable reason you haven’t seen this yet, you’d better sit down.

Rui Patricio

This gets better after every replay.

Rui Patricio free kick save vs Fred from r/soccer


The four stewards probably weren’t necessary.

Angel Di Maria

The phrase ‘sweet as a nut’ was invented for this goal.

Real Madrid

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

Kylian Mbappé

Game recognises game.


The club that can do nothing wrong right now.


He scored a goal that was such a beautiful, mesmeric mess that Tom Victor wrote 1000 words about it.

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