17 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Rooney, Bellingham, Havertz and more

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Lionel Messi Argentina

Premier League football may have had a week off due to the international break, but there was still plenty of exciting action around the world.

England returned to Wembley for the first time since their Euro 2020 heartbreak, while Brazil’s clash with Argentina was abandoned five minutes after kick off.

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

Lionel Messi

Before the chaos at Brazil v Argentina, Messi showcased his stunning free-kicks.


South American goalkeepers really do love finding the back of the net.Β 

Wayne Rooney

The Manchester United legend showed his class during Soccer Aid training.

Henry Kessler

Things you hate love to see.

Gareth Bale

After going nearly two years without an international goal, Bale was Wales’ hero against Belarus.

Jude Bellingham

Bellingham makes this look far too easy.

Bukayo Saka

A heartwarming return to Wembley.

Jesse Lingard

Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing is proving infectious.

Shane Ferguson

Worthy of the classic Alan Partridge reference.

Bryan Gil

Tottenham have a really exciting talent on their hands.

Timo Werner

A filthy backheel assist from the Chelsea forward.

Kai Havertz

What a strike.

Mykola Shaparenko

The Ukraine fan in our office enjoyed this one.

Memphis Depay

A moment to make a thousand dads declare the game’s gone.

Josh King

Oh no. Oh no, no, no.

Lee Mack

Look at his face. Just look at his face.

This Dad

Top parenting.

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