17 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Neymar, Bonucci, Maguire and more
After a brilliant and dramatic summer of football, Italy broke English hearts to win the Euro 2020 final following a penalty shootout at Wembley.
Elsewhere, Lionel Messi finally ended his wait for a first major international title as Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.
Messi couldn’t hide his emotions after the full-time whistle.
The moment when Messi knew he finally won 😢😢🥲🥲🐐 pic.twitter.com/ccK6tfgVV4
— 🪄🇳🇱 (@FDJChief) July 11, 2021
This piece of skill is far more important than the result.
O craque está sempre lá! Grande drible de Neymar 🔟🇧🇷
— Copa América (@CopaAmerica) July 11, 2021
Angel Di Maria
A goal worthy of winning any final.
Dropped several times last month, Angel Di Maria has put Argentina ahead!pic.twitter.com/YRbQUS2OLJ
— Goal (@goal) July 11, 2021
Lionel Messi & Neymar
The former Barcelona team-mates had an emotional embrace after the final.
This moment between Neymar and Messi.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 11, 2021
Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini
An incredible duo.
“Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini… they could go to Harvard University to give classes about how to be a central defender. They’re quality. When I say quality I don't just say creative players. Chiellini-Bonucci, it’s absolutely beautiful to see”. 🇮🇹
José Mourinho – 2018 pic.twitter.com/ZkM9VtuxFZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 12, 2021
England may have lost but we need to talk about this penalty from the centre-back.
The best penalty in this tournament! Harry Maguire destroyed that top corner cam! 💥 pic.twitter.com/PMjfTHWDze
— FPL Philosopey 🏴 (@Philosopey) July 11, 2021
You have to admire the shithousery.
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 11, 2021
One of the most cynical fouls you’ll ever see.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 11, 2021
Keane has his priorities in order.
How did our pundits react to Shaw's goal?
"Gary destroyed my notes!" 😫
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 11, 2021
Daniele De Rossi
It’s good to know that De Rossi is still as crazy as ever.
DANIELE DE ROSSI DIVING ON THE TABLEEEEEEE, LEGEND 🇮🇹😂 pic.twitter.com/hqNlq5oTHG
— Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) July 11, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be happy with his Juventus team-mate.
Bonucci is drinking Heineken & Coca Cola at the press conference.
— Alessandro Amoruso (@Aleamoruso99) July 11, 2021
Roberto Mancini & Gianluca Vialli
One of football’s best bromances.
What it meant to Mancini & Vialli. Wholesome ❤️❤️pic.twitter.com/Gr7QDoGtGv
— Avinash ⭐⭐ (@CFC_Avinash) July 11, 2021
Otamendi wasn’t impressed by Neymar’s complaining.
JAJAJAJJAJAA OTAMENDI LEVANTANDO A NEYMAR ES LO MEJOR DE LA NOCHE
— La Enzoneta🐔 (@LaEnzoneta) July 11, 2021
Is someone cutting onions?
Look how much they wanted to win this for him, they all run to him 😭 pic.twitter.com/BVaQp8OeoO
— ella ✨ (@ellasfcb) July 11, 2021
It’s clear to see just how much the Copa America trophy meant to Messi.
Es el mejor video la historia. pic.twitter.com/IKrG4xRtvk
— Messismo (@Messismo10) July 11, 2021
Diaz showed why he’s been linked with Premier League clubs.
— Goal (@goal) July 10, 2021
Beautiful footwork from the Flamengo forward.
— Brasileirão Play English (@BrasileiraoP_EN) July 11, 2021