15 things we loved this weekend: Wijnaldum, Ronaldo, Bale, Jorginho…
Liverpool and Chelsea midfielders caught our eye in the Premier League over the weekend, while there were some great goals scored across Europe.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford all maintained their 100% starts in England’s top division as hopes continue to rise of a closer title challenge this season.
Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo missed a sitter to open his account in Italy, while Mahmoud Dahoud scored a goal in Germany we’re still trying to work out now…
Wijnaldum completed 99% of his passes in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday, but it was something rather more showy which caught our eye. Why can’t all dribbles be like this?
Lovely by Gini Wijnaldum this👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/6zVkGL3npG
— Anfield Express (@AnfieldExpress) August 26, 2018
A goalkeeper embarrassing an onrushing attacker is one of the best things in football. So good, in fact, we wrote a 1000 words about Alisson doing it to Anthony Knockaert.
We love Ronaldo, but we couldn’t help but laugh at him making a complete hash of scoring an open goal and then still getting annoyed when Mario Mandzukic did it for him.
— FBL (@FOOTBALRLIFE) August 26, 2018
This is how you do it, Cris.
Pjanic: “I am very happy to remain at this wonderful club, so I dedicate the goal to the fans, my teammates and the club. I have improved so much in recent years and it is thanks to my experience here. I thank everyone for their support and help.” pic.twitter.com/EUgYcUo3vH
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) August 26, 2018
We enjoy a diving header at the best of times, but this was just ridiculous.
— Daniel Coughlin (@xvanwilderx) August 26, 2018
The Simeone family
Diego Simeone might be a hugely successful football manager, but he’s still a proud dad.
What a beautiful scene with the Simeone family 💜 pic.twitter.com/snCMFPQRVZ
— Stereo Serie A (@StereoSerieA) August 26, 2018
This is why we watch football.
Neymar makes it look easy 😩 (via yes_oui_/IG) pic.twitter.com/8R6vx6bLxK
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 26, 2018
The new main man at Real.
Yes, he’s a shithouse, but you can’t knock this.
Sergio Ramos has scored in each of his 14 LaLiga seasons with Real Madrid. 😳 pic.twitter.com/V0pZyOJzHz
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 26, 2018
He’s a centre-back FFS.
— JuveGrit (@JuveGrit) August 26, 2018
This is the seventh tier FFS.
Our 2018/19 goal of the season competition is now closed.
Take a bow Pablo Mills 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/68EA0SbkdD
— Mickleover Sports FC (@MickleoverSFC) August 26, 2018
If you haven’t already seen it, Owen talking about his injuries is a must-watch. “Once I did it (my hamstring) once, I was gone really.”
In case you missed the #PLTonight moment everyone is talking about 👀
Michael Owen talking through his injury troubles and the twilight of his career was a fascinating watch.pic.twitter.com/bEnm8qSMCO
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 27, 2018
Harry the Hornet
— Sean (@SeanWalkerSport) August 26, 2018
We can’t help but wonder what the reaction would be if Paul Pogba paraded the World Cup at Old Trafford…
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) August 25, 2018
86 – Jorginho completed 86 passes out of a possible 92 in the first half (93.5%), 19 more than the whole Newcastle side combined (67). Circles. pic.twitter.com/3SxjTyVTxE
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 26, 2018