13 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Fabregas, Jones, Sterling & more

Quick Reads

All the attention was on the FA Cup third round in England this weekend, while there was plenty more exciting action around the rest of the world.

The Magic of the Cup™ was in full force as the likes of Newport, Oldham and Barnet all caused upsets against teams from higher divisions.

We’ve rounded up some of the best moments on and off the pitch, including a lovely bust-up in a veterans’ game.

Luis Suarez

Oh yes.

Lionel Messi

We’ve still not spotted that pass.

Jaime Mata

The Getafe man came up with one of the misses of the season with his side chasing an equaliser against Barcelona.

Raheem Sterling

Manchester City are good, aren’t they?

Phil Jones

Keep on keeping on, Philip.

Antoine Griezmann

Yes, this is good.

Michael Owen & Jason McAteer

Whoa! Leave it out
Are you smoking crack or something?
Leave it out!
Mike, just leave it, just leave it
We cannot have that behaviour in this establishment
It’s not worth it, Mike, just leave it
Don’t touch me, it’s not worth it
Don’t touch me, look, I’m alright, don’t touch me

Cesc Fabregas

The Chelsea midfielder was given a standing ovation and appeared visibly emotional after being substituted in what seems set to be his final appearance in England before joining Monaco.

Louis van Gaal

Tell us what you really think, Louis.

Isaac Success

No need for that, mate.


The Welsh outfit produced one of the shocks of the FA Cup third round by beating Leicester, and their fans were keen to let Gary Lineker know.


A first Asian Cup win for the nation in 55 years. Thailand, meanwhile, reacted by sacking manager Milovan Rajevac.

Marcus Rashford

A wonderful photo, and a nice moment.

Watch: Rashford laughs at himself after falling over ball when through on goal

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