Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi celebrates after his goal against the New York Red Bulls during an MLS soccer match at Red Bull Arena, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Harrison, N.J.

15 things we loved this Bank Holiday weekend: Messi, Nunez, Moyes, Mane

We’re well into the swing of the 2023-24 season now and some of football’s biggest names treated us to some stupendous moments over the weekend. 

Liverpool and Newcastle played out yet another memorable meeting, Lionel Messi continues to shine in America and there were some sensational games played in the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A.

Here are 15 of our favourite moments from the weekend.

Lionel Messi

Stupendous stuff on his MLS debut.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Rolling back the years in Saudi Arabia.

Darwin Nunez

The match-winner that can kickstart his Liverpool career.


Ben Chilwell

Pretty sure this happened in a nightmare once.

Ange Postecoglou

What a lovely addition to the Premier League.

James Maddison

Very nicely done.

West Ham

Vintage Moyes.

Jude Bellingham

His incredible start to life at Real Madrid continues.

Lamine Yamal

We’ve seen football’s next starboy.


We stand with Jenni Hermoso.

Kylian Mbappe

What a strike.

Sadio Mane

That double take.

Ryan Hedges

Jesus, that’s some effort.

This triple save

Just ridiculous.

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