17 things we loved this weekend: Pedri, Havertz, Messi, Richarlison…

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Pedri of FC Barcelona celebrates his side's second goal during the La Liga Santander match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia stadium, April 10, 2022, Valencia, Spain.

All eyes were on the Etihad Stadium over the weekend as Manchester City drew 2-2 with Premier League title rivals Liverpool. 

Elsewhere, Barcelona kept up their sensational run with a last-gasp winner away to Levante, the Serie A title race took more twists and turns as Milan and Napoli dropped points and PSG are finally starting to be as entertaining as they ought to be. There were plenty of great moments in England and further afield, too.

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

Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk just makes defending look so easy.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

He’s a right-back FFS!


The Man City goalkeeper must have ice in his veins.

Pedri & Gavi

The future is bright at Barcelona.

Lionel Messi & Kylian Mbappe

The assist and the finish are both delightful.


Kai Havertz

Casually sending two Southampton players for a hotdog.

Thiago Silva

Absolutely brutal.

Sergio Reguilon

Reguilon should leave the dancing to Dejan Kulusevski.

Troy Parrott

The Spurs loanee will have impressed Antonio Conte with this strike.


Nani, eat yer heart out.

Neil Warnock

Fair play, you’ve earned the rest.

Jamie Carragher

Still keeping up his half of Sky Sports’ best double act.


He was very happy with what the commentator had to say. 

Riccardo Gagno

Incredible scenes.

Jordy Alcivar

You can’t beat a goal direct from a corner.

Alex Cairns

What on earth was he thinking?

Ivan Radovanovic

What a strike.

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