17 things we loved this weekend: Haaland, Auba, Elanga, Kubo…

Quick Reads

It’s been over a fortnight since the Copa America and Euro 2020 came to a close and it’s probably about now you’re starting to feel withdrawal symptoms from football.

But fear not: the sport never totally stops. There’s Olympic football, as well as MLS, while across Europe clubs and players are gearing up for the 2021-22 season with pre-season friendlies. It’s less than three weeks until the Premier League is back.

Here are some of our highlights from over the weekend.

Said Benrahama

Ending the career of two Celtic players.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

If only the original shot had gone in.

Folarin Balogun

That backheel from Lacazette in the build-up…

Erling Haaland

Yeah, this happened to us at 21 too. Nothing to see here.

Liberato Cacace

Take a bow son.

Anthony Elanga

Manchester United lost 4-2 to QPR but at least it looks like they’ve got a player on their hands.

Alex Collado

Bringing the dribbling skills while Messi’s away on his holidays.

Glen McAuley

Unfortunately, they went on to lose the shootout. Ah well.

This miss

This is why you don’t dawdle, kids.

Felipe Mora

That’s a lovely, lovely header.

Giorgio Chiellini

A foolproof plan.

Cedric Itten

Just Rangers beating Real Madrid. No big deal.

Gustavo Bou

Pick that one out.

Takefusa Kubo

The Japanese Messi is lighting up the Olympics.

Jonjoe Kenny

Everton’s pre-season hasn’t exactly been ideal. But at least Kenny is scoring panenkas.

This goalkeeper

Just lovely.

Wilfried Zaha

Pure silk in his boots.


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