The 2018-19 season may have officially ended with the conclusion of the AFCON, but clubs are beginning to step up their preparations with the start of next season getting ever closer.
A number of high-profile friendlies between Europe’s biggest clubs took place, while MLS continued to provide plenty of excitement.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.
Just f*cking daft.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 21, 2019
Watching a ball get hit really, really hard into the back of the net will never not be fun.
A hat-trick in the LA derby, including this opener. Just another weekend in the life of Zlatan.
LVG is always good value.
A happy Louis van Gaal getting a tray with three hamburgers while sitting in a Tour de France car is the most priceless thing you’ll see in a while. pic.twitter.com/60L6gxud9R
— Sjors van Veen (@SjorsvVeen) July 19, 2019
He’s back at it.
De Bruyne's passing is just ridiculous pic.twitter.com/91WcqOgBXb
— Pritch (@spartacuspritch) July 20, 2019
De Bruyne has got nothing on the Leeds United midfielder.
— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) July 20, 2019
A wonderfully taking-the-piss way to grab a 94th-minute winner.
🔥 New season, same Pablo! pic.twitter.com/fBOyFpHIok
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 20, 2019
It was all Alisson’s fault.
🍻🏆 Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool's Champions League bus parade…
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) July 20, 2019
Good feet for a big man.
Whatever Pogba can do, Greenwood can do better.
Niklas Süle feels a bit daft.
Shout out to Niklas Süle for standing in the wall and laughing at Rodrygo, daring him to "try"…before the Real Madrid youngster sticks it in the top corner🤭🤭pic.twitter.com/HZzWcpPgIy
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) July 21, 2019
Not a bad season’s work.
Riyad Mahrez has enjoyed a great 12 months for club and country:
— Soccer Laduma (@Soccer_Laduma) July 20, 2019
Oumar Niasse tripping over the ball, attempting a scorpion kick and hitting the post could be the best thing I’ve ever seen.
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) July 19, 2019
As good a penalty miss as you’re likely to see this year.
As good an own-goal as you’re likely to see all year.
Pre-season is the time for gruelling fitness work and post-match Five Guys.
Der 🍔 danach! pic.twitter.com/4Y7Yh00f7N
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 20, 2019