19 things we loved this weekend: Memphis, Nani, Payet, Giroud & more

Quick Reads

While transfer rumours continue to dominate the headlines, there was still plenty of entertaining football over the weekend. 

Lille beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to secure the first trophy of the 2021-22 season, while other clubs continued their pre-season preparations.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field. 


The former Manchester United star can’t stop scoring for Orlando City.

Memphis Depay

Memphis has hit the ground running with two goals in two games.


This incredible strike helped Lille win their first Trophee Des Champions title.

Dimitri Payet

We really miss watching Payet in the Premier League.

Fabio Vieira

It’s easy to see why Vieira has been linked with a move to Liverpool.

Isaac Brizuela

Note to self: start watching more Mexican football.

Josef Martinez

A lovely, lovely strike.

Jose Mourinho

“Fortnite is a nightmare. Football players stay up all night playing that shit and they have a game the next day.”

Paul Cook

This interview is a real roller coaster.

Kevin Friend

Incredible RefHousery.

John McGinn

It’s impossible not to like him.


Midtjylland’s Brazilian midfielder wasn’t mucking around here.

Raul Jimenez

It’s great to see the Wolves striker back in the goals after a difficult year.

Olivier Giroud

Looks like the big Frenchman is already enjoying himself in Italy.

Sebastian Cordova

This hit from the Mexico midfielder stayed hit. Golazo.

Luka Sucic

We’ve no idea how the Red Bull Salzburg youngster managed to wriggle past that many Atletico players.

Said Benrahma

The West Ham midfielder showed no mercy to his old team-mates at Brentford.

Yusuf Demir

A very young Barcelona forward emulating a very illustrious Barcelona forward.

Eugenie Le Sommer

We can’t help but feel sorry for that defender.

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