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The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final may have been postponed – but there was still plenty of wonderful football to keep us entertained over the weekend.

Manchester City and Liverpool pulled clear in the Premier League as Tottenham thrashed Chelsea, while Real Madrid lost 3-0 at Eibar to slip even further off the pace in the weirdly competitive La Liga.

And, as always, there were some wonderful goals and pieces of skill from elsewhere around the world, too…

Luuk de Jong

You can’t really knock a bicycle kick, can you?

Son Heung-min

We love him. We absolutely love him.

 

Jurgen Klopp

Roberto Firmino has received a bit of criticism for his lack of goals this season. It’s fair to say Klopp was happy to see him bag at Watford. This Firmino turn was ridiculous by the way.

 

Trent Alexander-Arnold

An excellent goal for England against the USA followed by an excellent free-kick for Liverpool at Watford. It’s been a decent fortnight for Alexander-Arnold.

Unai Emery

We really hope this means Emery talks in a Brummie accent.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Not bad.

Lionel Messi

This was funny.

Lionel Messi again

And this was just ridiculous.

Dodi Lukebakio

A 93rd-minute equaliser to complete your hat-trick at Bayern Munich? Yes please.

Thierry Henry

He’s off the mark and feeling incredibly relieved, no doubt.

Paco Alcacer

Just the nine goals in 262 Bundesliga minutes this season. Plus another excellent pass from Jadon Sancho.

Lukasz Piszczek

Dortmund’s winner wasn’t bad either.

Edinson Cavani

As Rudyard Kipling wrote: ‘If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, do a few kick-ups to trick a defender then volley it into the back of the net.’

Alan Hutton

The Scottish Cafu.

Atlanta’s Tito

A more satisfying goal you will not see.

Atlanta’s tifo

This was pretty impressive, too.

It was so beautiful! from r/AtlantaUnited


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