13 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Mane, Odegaard, Klich…

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Lionel Messi

Liverpool strengthened their position at the Premier League summit over the weekend, but things are a lot more competitive at the top end of some of the other major leagues.

Barcelona needed a late winner from Lionel Messi – who else? – to stay ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference in La Liga, while Inter Milan capitalised on Juventus’ home draw against Sassuolo to move a point clear at the top of Serie A.

And, as always, there was plenty of action that caught our eye away from the showpiece fixtures too…

Lionel Messi

Not of this world.

Jeremie Boga

You’ve got to love a dink.

Lautaro Martinez

Another two goals took him to 13 for the season. Romelu Lukaku has got 11. Inter are flying.

Martin Odegaard

Skip to 42 seconds. He’s turning into one hell of a player.

Rayan Cherki

We don’t care it’s for the reserves. This free-kick is sexy AF.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Huntelaar brought up his 150th goal for Ajax with this beauty, becoming the first player to reach that landmark since Marco van Basten in 1987.

Noa Lang

The first player to score a hat-trick on their league debut for Ajax in 60 years. And a fine bit of comedy to set it up.

Sadio Mane

We’ll never get tired of Mane copying his team-mates’ celebrations.


Mateusz Klich

Just lovely.

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish is dead good. Pass it on.

Raul Jimenez

A wonderful assist against Braga followed by a wonderful assist against Sheffield United. We like him.



This guy’s knee

In this week’s episode of Polish Ekstraklasa fun, we’re left wondering just what on earth are this guy’s knees made out of?

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