15 things we loved this weekend: Balotelli, Sturridge, Beckham…

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Mario Balotelli's Instagram goal celebration, Marseille vs Saint-Etienne

There were some big results at the top of the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga over the weekend – and as always there was plenty more which caught our eye.

Manchester City moved to the top of the table in England as Liverpool were held at Everton, while Bayern Munich drew level on points with Borussia Dortmund in Germany, and Barcelona again beat Real Madrid in the latest Clasico.

Here’s our pick of the weekend action…

Mario Balotelli

Scored a decent goal then posted his celebration on Instagram…live. How 2019. How Mario.

Daniel Sturridge

He couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

Everton’s ball boy

Jurgen Klopp couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaks to the ball boy after the final whistle

WATCH: Jurgen Klopp gets annoyed at Everton ball boy’s sarcastic applause


Back in the good books.

Andreas Pereira

Fair f*cks, mate.

Yan Valery

*listens to The Zutons*

James Ward-Prowse

Was there something in the water at Old Trafford?

Jack Grealish

Was there something in the water in England?

Pablo Hernandez

Our Rob had a religious experience when this went in.

Ezgjan Alioski

Marcelo Bielsa must know black magic or something to get Leeds United playing like this.

Andrea Belotti

‘Hit it, hit it, hit it.’ He’s hit it.

Leonardo Bertone

FC Cincinnati’s first MLS goal was pretty special.

David Beckham

He’s got his own statue. Absolutely mental.


A story we didn’t expect to read this weekend.

This seven-year-old from Iran

We don’t care how many takes it took, this is ace.

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