17 things we loved this weekend: Iniesta, Vardy, Coutinho, Frankfurt

Quick Reads

Barcelona said farewell to an icon this weekend, while Chelsea and Manchester United fought out a close-run FA Cup final.

The season came to a definitive end domestically, with a number of cup finals taking place as well as the last round of fixtures in La Liga.

We’ve taken a look at some of the best bits from the weekend, including some magic in Portugal, crazy scenes in Germany and the strangest goal of the season in Ireland.

Andres Iniesta

The great man played at the Nou Camp for the final time on Sunday, and gave himself plenty of time to savour the experience.

Peter Drury

Inter Milan produced a stunning comeback to qualify for the Champions League, and who else would be behind the mic? It’s not the best of Drury, but it is still very good.

The Portuguese Cup final

We’re not sure how, or why, but this is brilliantly bizarre.

Antonio Conte

The Italian lifted his second trophy in two years on Saturday.


Okay, so we don’t really know what’s going on in this random Netflix clip, but what’s your dad celebrating for?

Chris Stockton

Non-League player Stockton got to play at Wembley this Sunday in the FA Vase final… for Stockton.

Eintracht Frankfurt

There were brilliant scenes from fans and even the substitutes spilling onto the pitch as Frankfurt’s Mihat Gacinovic raced the length of the pitch to get to score into an empty goal and seal their first major trophy for 30 years.

WATCH: Frankfurt bench spills onto the pitch as DFB Pokal winner is scored

Lee Mason

In a situation which can often feel lacklustre, fourth official Lee Mason truly gave the national anthem everything he had ahead of the FA Cup final.


Who’s ready for a really bizarre goal from the League of Ireland?

Wojciech Szczęsny

The former Arsenal keeper pulled off this impressive catch during Juventus’ victory parade.

Jamie Vardy

This couldn’t actually happen, could it? Chanting ‘Jamie Vardy’s having a fiesta’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it..

Philippe Coutinho

It seems the former Liverpool man is finally stepping up to the plate at Barcelona.


The Brazilian didn’t take too kindly to Antonio Conte leaving him out of the starting line-up for Saturday’s FA Cup final, then.

BBC Sport

Here’s the Beeb’s trailer for the upcoming World Cup, just to get the old juices flowing.

Chelsea Ladies

The new Invincibles.

Andres Iniesta

Ok, so we’re trying *really* hard not to make this a gushing piece about how much we cried over Iniesta on Sunday, but this display as the teams walked out is glorious, turning the Spaniard’s famous No.8 on its side to represent infinity.

Bas Dost

In the aforementioned Portuguese cup final, Sporting were on the wrong end of an upset as they were defeated 2-1 by Aves, with Dost missing an absolute sitter.

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