15 things we loved this week: Gnabry, Rashford, Thiago, Neymar & more
While we’re excited about the return of elite club football this weekend, the international break provided plenty of fun moments this week.
We usually start the week on a Monday by looking back at the best clips from the weekend, and with football pretty much taking place every day now the game’s calendar has been turned on its head, we’ve decided to start replicating the feature on a Friday. We’re also going to take this chance to introduce a few non-football-related things that we’ve enjoyed.
So without further ado, here are a few things that made us smile this week, including some good news about our favourite music venue in the land.
This kind of finish is always a lot of fun. That Germany kit is, typically, an absolute belter as well.
Timo Werner tees up Serge Gnabry and Germany are level in a crazy game against Switzerland
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) October 13, 2020
Enough to warm the coldest of hearts. Maybe not Roy Keane’s, actually.
After losing 40 matches in a row, San Marino finally broke the cycle last night, by earning a 0-0 draw against Liechtenstein.
It was the first time they kept a clean sheet away from home in their 30-year history. 🇸🇲👏 pic.twitter.com/iEHBWz1zmg
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) October 14, 2020
There’s a very big Sadio Mane vibe to all of this.
Diogo Jota v Sweden.
2 goals and 1 assist. His star is rising.
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) October 14, 2020
We vow to include anyone that chips Manuel Neuer in this feature from hereon in.
omg Freuler just ended Neuer ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/QVw2ieyml8
— 𝙍𝙪𝙗𝙚𝙣 (@lfcrubn) October 13, 2020
A brilliant achievement for the Arsenal striker.
📞 Record breaker 📞
Eddie Nketiah is @England U21s record goalscorer!
1️⃣4️⃣ goals in 1️⃣2️⃣ games 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NLdJFfOcHs
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 13, 2020
He’s now overtaken Ronaldo in the list of Brazil’s greatest goalscorers. We loved his little tribute to O Fenomeno in celebrating the achievement.
🇧🇷 Neymar's hat-trick sends him 2nd on Brazil's all-time top scorers. The 28-year-old celebrates by doing a number 9 with his hands & imitating Ronaldo's trademark finger-wagging celebration in a fitting tribute to Fenômeno ™️ pic.twitter.com/D9DDgiTnAB
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) October 14, 2020
He’s done all the hard work, now you just have to sign the petition.
Remember when I said I was going to need your help…
For the millions who do not have the platform to be heard.
Let's stand as a 'United' Kingdom to #endchildfoodpoverty
Sign the petition today: https://t.co/FvvpO6JYWX
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 15, 2020
Not bad at all from the young Northern Irishman.
— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) October 13, 2020
Scoring all those goals is clearly tiring work.
Alexandre Lacazette on Instagram story, catching Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang taking a quick nap at London Colney. [IG story: lacazettealex] #afc
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) October 13, 2020
Bernard turned 41 this week, so it felt only right to revisit his greatest moment at Newcastle…
It’s Olivier Bernard’s birthday today. You remember him.
Nearly decapitated by Laurent Robert.
Someone get the magic sponge…pic.twitter.com/szkuF6OD4C
— It’s A Funny Old Game (@sid_lambert) October 14, 2020
Something tells us that James Milner is a little envious of his new team-mate’s technique.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 14, 2020
This got us right in the feels.
Rethink. Reskill. Reboot. pic.twitter.com/HMtNxqdc6p
— Sal Ahmad (@SalAhmad) October 12, 2020
Juan Roman Riquelme
A miserable, rainy Tuesday was brightened up by this compilation of Riquelme – specifically, that flick over Tony Hibbert.
A rainy day calls for Juan Roman Riquelme nonchalantly lobbing the ball over Tony Hibbert's head.pic.twitter.com/UkFHj7eCab
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) October 13, 2020
Same, mate. Same. Just without the girls.
Former France international Adil Rami admits his love of food has been the biggest problem in his career. pic.twitter.com/gUBzklNq2Z
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 14, 2020
The Brudenell Social Club
We spend more time there then we possibly should, so this news made us incredibly happy. When all this sh*te is finally over, treat yourself to a gig there. You won’t regret it.
We are delighted to announce that our bid for the Cultural Recovery Fund was successful!
A difficult year for all, we realise provides long term survival, security and resilience for us
— Nath Brudenell (@Nath_Brudenell) October 12, 2020