15 things we loved this weekend: Wijnaldum, Ronaldo, Bale, Jorginho…

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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…

Gigi Wijnaldum

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?


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.

READ: Alisson isn’t just a great goalkeeper, he makes football more entertaining

Cristiano Ronaldo

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.

Miralem Pjanic

This is how you do it, Cris.

Mahmoud Dahoud

We enjoy a diving header at the best of times, but this was just ridiculous.

The Simeone family

Diego Simeone might be a hugely successful football manager, but he’s still a proud dad.


This is why we watch football.

Gareth Bale

The new main man at Real.

Sergio Ramos

Yes, he’s a shithouse, but you can’t knock this.

Nikola Milenković 

He’s a centre-back FFS.

Mickleover Sports

This is the seventh tier FFS.

Michael Owen

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.”

Harry the Hornet

Sorry, Roy.

Atletico Madrid

We can’t help but wonder what the reaction would be if Paul Pogba paraded the World Cup at Old Trafford…



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