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Quick Reads

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.

Michael Olunga

The goal of the weekend has to go to Olunga’s opener in Kenya’s 3-0 win over Ethiopia.

James Rodriguez

Although James ran Olunga close.

Mohamed Salah

A goal direct from a corner kick is always satisfying.

Ole Selnaes

The Saint-Etienne midfielder scored the only goal in Norway’s victory over Slovenia, so he made sure it was a good one.

Vinicius Jr

Apparently he’s quite good.


Kylian Mbappe

Spare a thought for Ousmane Dembele.

Dusan Tadic

Also spare a thought for Dusan Tadic.

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.

Eric Bailly

The Manchester United defender seemed to enjoy scoring his first goal in international football.

Steven Naismith

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.

Jamie Carragher

Carra likes The Coral, and that makes us incredibly happy.

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.

WATCH: Liverpool duo & ex Man Utd man score as Holland shock Germany

Hugo Lloris

Fair play, Hugo. Fair play.

WATCH: Hugo Lloris makes ludicrous quadruple save for France

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