17 things we loved this weekend: Haaland, Auba, Elanga, Kubo…
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.
Ending the career of two Celtic players.
Benrahma goal 🔥🔥🔥🎩🎩🎩
— l'insomniaque ®ⵣ (@Zayn21333285) July 24, 2021
If only the original shot had gone in.
Calum Chambers makes it 1-0 Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/s15kR341e1
— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) July 24, 2021
That backheel from Lacazette in the build-up…
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 25, 2021
Yeah, this happened to us at 21 too. Nothing to see here.
Erling Haaland, at 21, stopping games to give a fan his autograph.
Damn, I hadn't even locked on one signature at that age!pic.twitter.com/bWR5jeDxwX
— Rahul Pandey (@sportstoryguy) July 24, 2021
Take a bow son.
There were some unreal goals at #Tokyo2020 in the men's football competition.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 25, 2021
Manchester United lost 4-2 to QPR but at least it looks like they’ve got a player on their hands.
Bringing the dribbling skills while Messi’s away on his holidays.
An impressive run from Alex Collado. pic.twitter.com/zEJHn7muCB
— Nisim Haliva (@nisimTFD) July 24, 2021
Unfortunately, they went on to lose the shootout. Ah well.
OH MY GOD! 🤯
— SSE Airtricity League (@SSEAirtricityLg) July 23, 2021
This is why you don’t dawdle, kids.
"Joshua Zirkzee makes it two…OH NO…oh my word!" 🗣️
An absolutely incredible miss for the Bayern man after rounding the goalkeeper 😱
What was he thinking? 😂 pic.twitter.com/m6MwC2h7Ka
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) July 24, 2021
That’s a lovely, lovely header.
— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) July 25, 2021
A foolproof plan.
Giorgio Chiellini: "We are going to name all keepers Gianluigi, so in 20 years when we need a new keeper we'll find him."
The G in Goalkeeper is for Gianluigi 🙌🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/0mgQ9gzIi3
— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) July 24, 2021
Just Rangers beating Real Madrid. No big deal.
⚽️ Cedric Itten vs Real Madrid
📆 25th July 2021
— Rangers Goals (@RangersGoals) July 25, 2021
Pick that one out.
The way this goal by Gustavo Bou hits the crossbar not once, but twice 😱
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 25, 2021
The Japanese Messi is lighting up the Olympics.
— ZIZOU (@zi_880) July 25, 2021
Everton’s pre-season hasn’t exactly been ideal. But at least Kenny is scoring panenkas.
— Everton (@Everton) July 26, 2021
This post match gesture from a goalkeeper in Uruguay is sure to brighten your day 🥰 pic.twitter.com/fAVyyd4CQ6
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) July 24, 2021
Pure silk in his boots.
Wilfried Zaha doing an immaculate Zinedine Zidane impression is exactly what we wanted to see on a Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/Q0UDgc8rU2
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) July 26, 2021