16 things we loved this weekend: Maxi, Messi, Hudson-Odoi, Lingard & more
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.
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.
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.
We’ve told you before and we’ll tell you again, Jesse Lingard is a good lad.
❌ – Misses a penalty for £500 for the @AFCWimbledon fans…
💸 – Gives them £600 in the car park!
What a gesture from Jesse Lingard! 👏 pic.twitter.com/CC91R8mrbU
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 26, 2019
We say this every week, but he makes things look far too easy.
Talking of Messi, at what point do you reckon Lainez started to picture *that* goal in his head?
There’s no place for that in today’s game.
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) January 26, 2019
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.
Everything that is wrong with the Chinese national team in a 15 second video… pic.twitter.com/3hHeh3ailF
— modernleifeng (@modernleifeng) January 25, 2019
Fair play, Andros.
Try 93 games and being there for 16 years from the age of 8 till 24…. it’s called a bit of respect to the club that made me mate ✊ https://t.co/JkVQsPv93m
— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) January 27, 2019
The veteran striker is having another excellent season.
Fabio Quagliarella ties Gabriel Batistuta’s record for 11 straight games with a goal (1994/95) ⚽️
He turns 36 in a few days. Absolutely incredible 👏 pic.twitter.com/a6Y2utBSyu
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) January 26, 2019
Quite the afternoon for the Oldham captain.
#OAFC defender Peter Clarke's afternoon at the Keepmoat:
23" Remarkable goalline clearance
68" Crucial deflection for #drfc opener
84" Scores equaliser
90" Concedes penalty for winning goal
90+6" Sent off
— Dave Clark (@daveclark1984) January 26, 2019
Karma for ever doubting Marcelo Bielsa.
June 2nd 2018
Steve Evans claims Bielsa won't know what it's like trying to get a result against Rotherham at the New York Stadium.
January 26th 2019
Leeds beat Rotherham at the New York Stadium & Steve Evans is sacked by Peterborough.
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) January 26, 2019
As if Fred hasn’t already had a tough enough time at Manchester United.