13 things we loved this weekend: Zlatan, Messi, Bayern, Alli, Milner…

Quick Reads

Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool players all caught our eye, while it was an eventful weekend for a former Manchester United star.

After club football had a brief hiatus during the international break, it returned with aplomb this weekend.

Chelsea vs Tottenham was the big fixture in England, but there was also the newest derby in world football, and that’s the only place to start.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

It really wasn’t going to go any other way, was it?

Lionel Messi

Barcelona were 2-0 down at Sevilla facing their first defeat in La Liga in 11 months when Messi was introduced from the bench on Saturday. He left it late, but what followed was inevitable. The commentator’s laugh is brilliant.

James Milner

Boring James Milner has really relished joining Twitter.

Non-league football

Macclesfield’s late win against Woking really did have it all.

Bayern Munich

Needing two wins to clinch the Bundesliga title, Bayern came up against Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker and promptly thrashed them 6-0. Six-nil.

Dele Alli

Let’s face it, players celebrating to wind up opposition fans is always great.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Another two goals for Aubameyang against Stoke City, and he could have had a hat-trick but gave a late penalty to Alexandre Lacazaette instead.

Juraj Kucka

What is know in some circles as ‘a Maynor Figueroa’.

Mesut Ozil

Ozil vs Stoke’s police service is one of the strangest rivalries of the season.

Cristian Pavon

The best assist you will see for a little while.

David Wheater

Nine years on from his last cap for England’s Under-21s, Wheater has finally given up on the dream of representing the Three Lions at senior level.

West Brom

This well never not be a good stat.

Mykola Shaparenko

What a f*cking goal from the 19-year-old.

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