16 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Ronaldo, Sterling, Lovren & more

Quick Reads

European football took centre stage this weekend as we witnessed yet more brilliance from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Elsewhere, David Silva bid farewell to the Etihad and Dejan Lovren enjoyed a successful start to his Zenit career.

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

Ander Herrera

The celebration makes it even better.

Lionel Messi

Yet another amazing solo goal from Messi.

Robert Lewandowski

He has been in incredible form in 2019-20.

Cristiano Ronaldo

That’s now 67 goals for Ronaldo in the Champions League knockout stages.

Memphis Depay

Cool as you like.

Anthony Lopes

The Lyon goalkeeper really enjoyed their aggregate win over Juventus.

Gennaro Gattuso

Andrea Pirlo being the new Juventus manager makes us feel really old.


No wonder Liverpool fans want to sign him.

Federico Bernardeschi

What a goal this would’ve been.

David Silva

Silva made his final home appearance for Manchester City against Real Madrid.

Raheem Sterling

Not bad for a supposedly poor finisher.

Luis Nani

Nani is rolling back the years in the MLS.

Dejan Lovren

Not a bad start to his Zenit career.

Ricky Lopez Espin

What a strike.

Nicolae Stanciu

The Romanian Paul Scholes


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