15 things we loved this weekend: Mbappe, Salah, Bailly & more
Club football may have taken a back seat this weekend, but Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham men all managed to catch our eye.
International football was back in the spotlight amid a host of Nations League fixtures, qualifiers and friendlies around the world.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Since it was Non-League Day at the weekend, our friends at COPA90 produced this brilliant video featuring 50 brilliant non-league moments.
The goal of the weekend has to go to Olunga’s opener in Kenya’s 3-0 win over Ethiopia.
Although James ran Olunga close.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 12, 2018
A goal direct from a corner kick is always satisfying.
The Saint-Etienne midfielder scored the only goal in Norway’s victory over Slovenia, so he made sure it was a good one.
Apparently he’s quite good.
Spare a thought for Ousmane Dembele.
Never let your guard down near Kylian Mbappé 😂
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 14, 2018
Also spare a thought for Dusan Tadic.
MOVE OVER MAHREZ
Former Southampton man Dusan Tadic has skied a spot kick for Serbia in their UEFA Nations League clash with Romania!
Worst penalty of the season?
Watch now on Sky Sports Football. pic.twitter.com/enVIMmyB9x
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 14, 2018
Frenkie De Jong
The 21-year-old started a brilliant team move which almost resulted in an incredible Holland goal against Germany – more on that later.
— jplrlg (@JupilerDaniel) October 13, 2018
The Manchester United defender seemed to enjoy scoring his first goal in international football.
Eric Bailly is living his best life after scoring his first international goal.pic.twitter.com/V6QwL3R7s2
— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) October 13, 2018
Okay, Scotland were beaten 3-1 by Portugal, but this is still a very tidy goal.
Gibraltar picked up their first ever points in a competitive fixture by beating Armenia, a team ranked 98 places higher, 1-0 in the Nations League.
Player celebrations at the final whistle as Gibraltar record their first ever competitive win pic.twitter.com/JiimKToBbd
— Dito Chichinadze (@Ditvi_Na) October 13, 2018
Carra likes The Coral, and that makes us incredibly happy.
‘Dreaming of you!’
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 13, 2018
Germany’s approach to defending
In a bold tactical move, Germany appeared to give up on defending in the final 10 minutes against Holland. They lost 3-0.
Fair play, Hugo. Fair play.