13 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Fabregas, Jones, Sterling & more
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.
We’ve still not spotted that pass.
The Getafe man came up with one of the misses of the season with his side chasing an equaliser against Barcelona.
Manchester City are good, aren’t they?
Keep on keeping on, Philip.
New year, same Phil Jones 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/gplX4Eylsi
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 5, 2019
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
Michael Owen and Jason McAteer going at each other in Star Sixes is GREAT Sunday night viewing 😲 pic.twitter.com/1nU48MmE4Y
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 6, 2019
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.
Paul Merson: “The quicker Liverpool go out of the Champions League, the more of an unbelievable chance they have to win the league.”
Louis Van Gaal to Dutch TV after viewing the clip of Merson: “This man is not normal. Liverpool shouldn’t take his bad advice into consideration.” pic.twitter.com/vrVhp2rgvN
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 5, 2019
No need for that, mate.
It hasn't been a good day to be an assistant referee… 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/a8SzJGd52b
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 6, 2019
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.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) January 6, 2019
A first Asian Cup win for the nation in 55 years. Thailand, meanwhile, reacted by sacking manager Milovan Rajevac.
⏱FULL TIME | 🇹🇭 THA 1 – 4 IND 🇮🇳
— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 6, 2019
A wonderful photo, and a nice moment.