13 things we loved this weekend: Payet, Ziyech, Rashford, Messi

Quick Reads

While all eyes were on the Premier League showdown between Manchester City and Liverpool this weekend, plenty of other moments around the world grabbed our attention.

Lionel Messi came off the bench to steal the headlines for Barcelona, while Torquay United and Crawley Town proved The Magic Of The Cup™ is very much still alive.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Marcus Rashford

We’ve run out of things to say about him now, other than what a man.

Hakim Ziyech

Introducing our new favourite player.

Ousmane Dembele

We hope Dembele is starting to deliver on his undoubted promise.


Are we sure this is the same guy that played for Manchester City?

Dimitri Payet

He’s still got it, and we miss him so, so much.

James Rodriquez

The dictionary definition of a luxury signing. Please don’t change.

Valentino Lazaro

Academic? Yes. Brilliant? Also yes.

Lens v Reims

A second half to remember in northern France.

The Magic Of The Cup™

Even reading it back now, this scoreline still makes us anxious.

Boulaye Dia

Footwork that Messi would be proud of.

Kasper Schmeichel 

The Dane is just getting better with age.

Kieran Tierney

There’s nothing better than a footballer whose legs suddenly stop working.

Lionel Messi

He may not be keen on pressing, but he’s still the GOAT.

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