16 things we loved this weekend: Shaqiri, Ronaldo, Brereton and more

Quick Reads

The group stage of Euro 2020 is drawing to a close, and on Saturday the phase of three games in a day went out in style with a six-goal thriller between Germany and Portugal.

There was also plenty of entertainment to be found in the Copa America, and while England’s goalless clash with Scotland at Wembley on Friday night didn’t quite live up to the hype, it proved a hard-fought and competitive match.

Here’s our round-up of the best action from the weekend.

Stephen O’Donnell

A superb twist on the dark arts.

Billy Gilmour

Man of the match on his full FA Cup, Premier League, Champions League and international debuts. Some player.

Ben Brereton

More blokes from Stoke in the Copa America, please.

Thierry Henry

Come for Henry, stay for Romelu Lukaku’s reaction.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Rudiger should have retired immediately after this.

Xherdan Shaqiri

Who knew he had a right foot?

Attila Fiola

Great goal, even better celebration.

Renato Sanches

This would have been a contender for goal of the tournament had it gone in.

Robin Goelsens

A goal and two assists from the Atalanta man. Performance of the Euros so far?

Alexander Isak

That’s a bodying.

Lucas Covolan

Somebody’s been taking notes from Alisson…

Hartlepool

Welcome back to the 72. Can we see Jeff Stelling’s reaction, please?

Manuel Locatelli

The man of the moment won’t stand for any nonsense.

Memphis Depay

Fair play to him. However it works out, you can’t imagine it’ll be boring.

Alvaro Garcia

That’s how to score in a play-off final.

Jakob Glesnes

Pick that one out.


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