17 things we loved this weekend: Lukaku, Abraham, De Paul, Ronaldo…

Quick Reads

Football is well and truly back, with Serie A the latest and last major European league to kick off. 

With football across England, Spain, Germany, France and now Italy all underway – with fans in the stands, too – we were treated to wall-to-wall football and it didn’t disappoint.

Here are 17 of our favourite moments from the weekend’s action.

Steven Bergwijn

Strength, skill, speed. Lovely stuff from the Dutchman.


The Leeds-supporting contingent in the office enjoyed this one. And we can understand why. Helluva finish.

Eric Garcia

Gerard Pique took a massive wage cut so Barcelona could register Eric Garcia. He might have wished he’d kept the money after watching this.

Martin Braithwaite

Oh, mate.

Toni Martinez

Oh, mate.

Uruguayan league

Oh, mate.

Carlos Bacca

Assists don’t come much sexier than this.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Nerves of steel to ignore this joker.

Izzy Atkinson

How the Celtic winger had the composure to spot and make the pass after running that far at that speed we have no idea.

Lucas Paqueta

Ooh la la.

Romelu Lukaku

This is just centre forward perfection, isn’t it?

Rodrigo de Paul

No idea what the ‘keeper was up to, but that is a fine pass from the Atleti new boy.

Tammy Abraham

Feeling the love after a Serie A debut to remember.

Wojciech Szczesny

A box office start to the season from the Juventus keeper.

Cristiano Ronaldo

A classic Ronaldo header to win it in injury time… ruled out by VAR. Ouch.

Vinicius Junior

Not a natural finisher, they say…

Quinn Sullivan


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