17 things we loved this weekend: Nani, Ndombele, Pogba, Pepe and more
The knockout stages of Euro 2020 kicked off over the weekend and there was plenty of drama, goals and shithousery.
Elsewhere, former Manchester United winger Nani rolled back the years in the MLS and Bukayo Saka was the victim of a brutal nutmeg from Marcus Rashford.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.
An absolutely ludicrous strike from the Man Utd icon.
A goal so nice we watched it twice.*
*more than twice but who's counting pic.twitter.com/fwuOeXgkaE
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 26, 2021
Pogba makes this look far too easy.
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) June 27, 2021
Ndombele decided to showcase his skills during a kickabout with friends.
Tanguy Ndombele 👀🔥pic.twitter.com/2XSWeAEKdE
— The Spurs Web ⚪️ (@thespursweb) June 25, 2021
Rashford has cemented his status as the nutmeg king.
Nicely done, @MarcusRashford 🥜
— England (@England) June 25, 2021
It’s safe to assume that Bale isn’t a big fan of VAR.
Gareth Bale succinctly summing up everyone’s attitude towards VAR pic.twitter.com/IzwdPcDt4o
— Richard O'Reilly (@RM_oreilly) June 26, 2021
— 🥷🏿💫 (@Waii__Z) June 27, 2021
Modric could probably do this with his eyes closed.
Luka Modric repeating that Scotland goal in training 😎
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 27, 2021
When he scored for Italy at Euro 2020, Federico Chiesa was following in his father’s footsteps.
The first time an Italian father & son score in the Euro. pic.twitter.com/e5spVmCyn3
— Khaled Al Nouss (@khaledalnouss1) June 26, 2021
Gianluca Vialli and Roberto Mancini
They’re a brilliant duo on and off the pitch.
Mancini and Vialli, 32 years apart pic.twitter.com/ml0AoLV5Ca
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) June 26, 2021
Not a bad way to score your first professional goal.
17-year-old Quinn Sullivan in his first ever @PhilaUnion start 😳
GO ON THEN! 🚲🚲🚲 pic.twitter.com/2JwunawguZ
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 27, 2021
He’ll probably get linked with a move to Tottenham after this.
Take a bow, Leandro Damiao! 🤩
That is one outstanding bicycle kick! 👏
— #ACL2021 (@TheAFCCL) June 26, 2021
Goal scoring goalkeepers are becoming the new normal.
Explicame el gol que se manda Facundo Silva de Villa Española, en el último minuto, para empatar el partido con Peñarol.pic.twitter.com/8K1kknZcfg
— Nahuel Alejandro Llull (@Nahuel_llull) June 26, 2021
That’s what you call commitment to the cause.
Sheesh Marco, that is 🔥
— A-League (@ALeague) June 27, 2021
FC Slovan Liberec
The greatest transfer announcement video we have ever seen.
— FC Slovan Liberec (@FCSlovanLiberec) June 26, 2021
We’re a bit annoyed that alcohol doesn’t have the same effect on us.
You have never seen anything more Sunday league. Bud = Bangers pic.twitter.com/vI1kmomqN8
— Monks Bridge FC (@MonksBridgeFC) June 27, 2021
Saka should definitely stick to the day job.
England and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka definitely chose the right career path 🤣 pic.twitter.com/l6bvUoeOhE
— Golf Monthly (@GolfMonthly) June 25, 2021
No Wales fans were allowed to travel to Amsterdam, but the Danes made sure the locals knew a football match was happening.
DRINKS FLYING 🤣
— Goal (@goal) June 26, 2021