17 things we loved this weekend: Ronaldo, Fred, Gavi, Rudiger & more
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show this weekend with a brilliant hat-trick in their 3-2 over Tottenham.
Elsewhere, Liverpool continued to put pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain fans booed both Lionel Messi and Neymar.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.
One of the moments of the season.
A moment which was bigger than football 💙💛 pic.twitter.com/VEPLtB4r67
— West Ham United (@WestHam) March 13, 2022
Make that 807…
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Josef Bican's record for the most goals in competitive matches in football history 🐐 pic.twitter.com/E8NWuSR5eZ
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 12, 2022
The Brazil international was channelling his inner Kaka against Spurs.
— Jones (@utd_JonesLUHR_) March 12, 2022
Nobody is laughing at that £50milion fee anymore.
Ben White 🔴
— f.almutairi 🎥 (@faisalNBS) March 13, 2022
Another brilliant performance from Arsenal’s No.8.
⭐️ Man of the Match, @Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard
45/56 passes completed
27 passes in final 3rd, 8 more than any player
6/12 duels won
6 chances created, joint-most by an Arsenal player in PL this season pic.twitter.com/xOLlDGoy3V
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) March 13, 2022
The Barcelona midfielder is a joy to watch.
Gavi 🤯 pic.twitter.com/ecyz6wksR0
— Luan ᶜʳᶠ (@luannmoraess) March 13, 2022
Liverpool really need to pay Salah whatever he wants.
158 – In @LFC's Premier League history, only Steven Gerrard (212 – 120 goals, 92 assists) has had a direct hand in more goals for the club than Mohamed Salah (158 – 115 goals, 43 assists), moving level with Robbie Fowler. Icons. pic.twitter.com/S0Rei46XjR
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 12, 2022
The Premier League’s best comedian was at it again.
Antonio Rüdiger 🤣😭😭 pic.twitter.com/NmQUaayUGk
— La Gazette Foot (@FootGazette) March 13, 2022
Bangkok FC’s Aitsaret Noichaiboon sacked immediately after their match for this pic.twitter.com/qUMA9yzKDZ
— James Dart (@James_Dart) March 13, 2022
We’re creating a petition to make this happen every week.
🗣️ "Is this my debut on co-comms? This is fantastic!"
Micah Richards was hilariously forced to try his hand at co-comms after audio issues at the Emirates 🤣 pic.twitter.com/Psyz122Q2P
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 13, 2022
It came back to haunt him but you’ve got to admire this shithousery.
Romero taunting Maguire after putting it into his own net 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/F0v0LIvUwG
— PS YNWA (@PS_YNWA) March 12, 2022
We’re 99% sure Paul Merson let out a little wee here.
Jeff Stelling is a national treasure pic.twitter.com/YW27TPEsVS
— Project Football (@ProjectFootball) March 12, 2022
Virgil van Dijk
The man is psychic.
Virgil van Dijk never had a doubt… 😅 pic.twitter.com/zDvroDifYc
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 12, 2022
Manchester United should keep an eye on him.
Bebé doesn't do tap-ins! 💥
The Rayo Vallecano man catches Bono out as he smashes one in from a really tight angle to open the scoring against Sevilla 😮 pic.twitter.com/o9D43O55Dx
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) March 13, 2022
A stylish celebration from the Napoli striker.
Osimhen celebration with a camera 📸 after making it 2-0 for Napoli pic.twitter.com/2sUPRsfpNO
— III (@Semprista) March 13, 2022
Brendan was us. Brendan was all of us.
What a reaction from Brendan Rodgers after that Ramsdale save pic.twitter.com/DB7oFXdnkE
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) March 13, 2022
We’re now going to be watching the League of Ireland every week.
Stop this! pic.twitter.com/96ygr8Agwp
— Max Rushden 💙 (@maxrushden) March 12, 2022