17 things we loved this weekend: Rooney, Messi, Salah, Balotelli & more

Quick Reads

Lionel Messi was at it again in Spain this weekend, while England enjoyed an incredibly fun FA Cup weekend before the international break.

Then there was the small matter of the Milan derby and Le Classique, and MLS continues to provide plenty of entertaining moments.

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

Lionel Messi

Another week, another outrageous Messi performance.

Lionel Messi

This kind of thing doesn’t even surprise us anymore.

Luis Suarez

Not bad from this man either.

Mario Balotelli

He may not have scored in the end, but we f*cking love this man.

Angel Di Maria

Steady on, Angel.

The Milan derby

Sure, it was a 3-2 thriller, but our favourite moment was this piece of peak athleticism from the referee.

Leon Bailey

Just imagine when he plays for England…

(Yes, we know).

Max Kruse

Extremely ‘all-out attack’ vs ‘counter-attack’ FIFA vibes.

Allan Cruz

FC Cincinnati have already been an awful lot of fun in their first season at MLS level.

Kendall Waston

“My son told me, ‘If you score you have to do this,’ and so I said okay.” Told you FC Cincinnati are a lot of fun.

Bersant Celina

Swansea may not have been able to hold on against Manchester City, but this goal deserves plenty of love.

Diogo Jota

RIP Luke Shaw.

Lucas Rodriguez

Oh yes.

Wayne Rooney

A first MLS hat-trick for Wazza.

Mohamed Salah

When you see your top goalscorer doing this, you know you’re in with a chance.

Jurgen Klopp

With Liverpool 1-0 up at Fulham, Klopp decided to send on the steady presence of James Milner, who was at fault for the hosts’ equaliser before converting a late penalty to secure all three points.

Wojciech Szczesny

The former Arsenal goalkeeper’s interview with Polish YouTube channel Foot Truck was quite revealing, although ultimately not that surprising.


Darren Thompson is our new hero.

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