16 things we loved this weekend: Maxi, Messi, Hudson-Odoi, Lingard & more

Quick Reads

The FA Cup stole the headlines in England this weekend as Manchester United beat Arsenal and a number of lower league sides upset bigger clubs.

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi was up to his usual tricks and we had a classic of the ‘animals invading football pitches‘ genre.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Maxi Rodriguez

The former Liverpool man is back at his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys and scoring goals like these against Boca Juniors.


A possum invaded the pitch in Liga MX and won man of the match. Yerrrrrrssssss. You have to love an animal on the pitch.

Robin van Persie

Two goals to help Feyenoord thrash Ajax 6-2 in his last chance to win De Klassieker.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Oh, right. So that’s what all the fuss is about.


We’re not sure how they messed this up. But absolutely fair play.

Rogelio Funes Mori

No, not that Everton defender who’s a bit of a sh*thouse. But a lovely goal nonetheless.

Jesse Lingard

We’ve told you before and we’ll tell you again, Jesse Lingard is a good lad.

Lionel Messi

We say this every week, but he makes things look far too easy.

Diego Lainez

Talking of Messi, at what point do you reckon Lainez started to picture *that* goal in his head?

Kyle Walker

There’s no place for that in today’s game.


Their 3-0 defeat to Iran in the Asian Cup quarter-finals didn’t come as too much of a shock to the supporters in attendance.

Andros Townsend

Fair play, Andros.

Fabio Quagliarella

The veteran striker is having another excellent season.

Peter Clarke

Quite the afternoon for the Oldham captain.

Steve Evans

Karma for ever doubting Marcelo Bielsa.

Marcus Rashford

As if Fred hasn’t already had a tough enough time at Manchester United.

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