17 things we loved this weekend: Mbappe, Tierney, Gavi, Pulisic & more
Europe’s top leagues may have had a week off due to the international break, but there was still plenty of exciting action around the world with World Cup qualifiers aplenty.
The likes of France and Spain secured their place at Qatar 2022, while Sam Allardyce pulled out the dance moves during a charity match.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.
What a tackle.
Craig Gordon & Kieran Tierney. That is all…pic.twitter.com/y8MvLdzd1q
— Open Goal (@opengoalsport) November 12, 2021
Kieran Tierney x2
Alongside his defensive work, Tierney also managed to showcase his impressive skills.
What's better than a @kierantierney1 nutmeg?
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) November 14, 2021
This finish has blown our tiny minds.
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 12, 2021
Kylian Mbappe x2
Another impressive record for the PSG star.
Kylian Mbappe is the first player to score 4 goals in a game for France in 63 years 🤯 pic.twitter.com/UbG2uuyzzP
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 13, 2021
Tell us how you really feel, Roy.
"That's embarrassing, he's been a disgrace the last few months for Man Utd."
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 12, 2021
Unsurprisingly, Southgate had a slightly different reaction to Maguire’s celebration.
“Is he a Hulk Hogan fan?”
Gareth Southgate makes light of Harry Maguire’s goal celebration against Albania 😂👂 pic.twitter.com/CkNjDY50Ao
— Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) November 13, 2021
It’s easy to forget that Gavi is only 17 years old.
Gavi 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/55rRuVGJGW
— Cнrιѕ 🇵🇷 (@equelekua) November 14, 2021
Angel Di Maria
No Messi, no problem.
A stunning curler into the far corner from Angel Di Maria! 😍
No Messi in the starting lineup, but his PSG teammate steps up to the plate for Argentina 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/pzlwxIVcbD
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) November 12, 2021
It’s fair to say that Mitrovic enjoyed himself after sending Serbia to the World Cup.
I just want someone to love me like Serbs love Mitrovic. pic.twitter.com/2f3m6qGdWb
— Serbian Football (@SerbianFooty) November 14, 2021
A fantastic piece of shithousery from the Chelsea winger.
Memo Ochoa: "Mexico is the mirror in which the United States wants to see itself"
Christian Pulisic: pic.twitter.com/bm5B10N5Zi
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) November 13, 2021
What a way to score your first international goal.
MICHAIL ANTONIO SCORES HIS FIRST GOAL FOR JAMAICA 👏 🇯🇲 pic.twitter.com/ybE6S81QVs
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) November 13, 2021
This save gets better every time you watch it.
This save from 19-year-old Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu 😱
— B/R Football (@brfootball) November 14, 2021
Don’t you just love non-league football?
At Marine, where the floodlights have gone out. One of Dunston’s midfielders is a spark and he’s trying to sort it out. Now on the phone to a mate back in the north east. pic.twitter.com/pBneS6DmCA
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) November 13, 2021
A man invaded the pitch during Canada’s vs Costa Rica. One steward saw it as a chance to try out for the NFL.
— Vernon Fernandes (@vernfern29) November 13, 2021
He got a yellow card for this. The ref later said that it was for acting “in a way that disrespected the game.”
O Maurício tomou amarelo nesse lance por "desrespeito ao jogo".
Uma EMBAIXADINHA significa DESRESPEITO AO JOGO.
— VULGÃOᶜˢᵃ (@VULGAOTT) November 14, 2021
Big Sam & Jay-Jay Okocha
Back in Bolton, recreating a classic moment.
— Taylor Jones (@taylorrjones) November 14, 2021
Denilson was brilliant for Real Betis. But his aunt is even better by the looks of it.
— Milton Neves (@Miltonneves) November 12, 2021