13 things we loved this weekend: Martial, Saka, Ronaldo, Messi…

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Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all won in the battle for Champions League places over the weekend, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were busy being themselves elsewhere in Europe.

There were also several outstanding goals across Europe, not to mention an act of shithousery in Macedonia that might just be our favourite thing ever.

Here’s a selection of the best things that caught our eye over the weekend.

Anthony Martial

Is that legal?

Nice angle of Martial’s goal from r/reddevils

Andre Gomes

The Premier League’s most handsome player is back, baby.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Scoring for a record-equalling 11th straight Serie A game on his 1000th senior appearance. Yeah, he’s good.

Lionel Messi

Four goals, including a 26-minute hat-trick. Yeah, he’s good. This Ray Hudson commentary is worth a listen, too.

Paco Alcacer

Get. In. There.

Bukayo Saka

The hype is real.

Jane O’Toole

This might just be the hardest thing we’ve ever seen.

Stefan Kostov

You’ll need to watch this more than once to work it out, but this from Macedonia might just be the best piece of shithousery we’ve ever seen. He was sent off and his team lost 1-0 in the 97th minute, but we’re still saying it was worth it.

Bernd Leno

A visually satisfying save.

Edinson Cavani

The first player to score 200 goals for Paris Saint-Germain. From 298 games. Decent.

Alex Telles

Foot like a traction engine.

Jakub Błaszczykowski

And you thought we only posted comedy clips from Poland…

Fenerbache fans

Now this is an atmosphere. It didn’t work; they lost 3-1.


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