19 things we loved this weekend: Memphis, Nani, Payet, Giroud & more
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.
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) July 31, 2021
Memphis has hit the ground running with two goals in two games.
What a goal that is from Memphis Depay! 🔥🔥
A perfect pass over the top and outstanding skill and poise to flick it over the defender and smash it home to open the scoring against Stuttgart 🤤
He's going to be amazing to watch at Barcelona 👀 pic.twitter.com/roYC5vePXu
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) July 31, 2021
This incredible strike helped Lille win their first Trophee Des Champions title.
That is a rocket! 🚀
Xeka unleashes a thunderous strike which Keylor Navas stands no chance of saving 🤩
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 1, 2021
We really miss watching Payet in the Premier League.
DIMITRI PAYET. Class is permanent.
That last replay 🔥
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 31, 2021
It’s easy to see why Vieira has been linked with a move to Liverpool.
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) July 31, 2021
Note to self: start watching more Mexican football.
¡¡¡G⚽⚽⚽L!!! Con este tanto, Isaác Brizuela sentenció el partido.
— Liga BBVA MX (@LigaBBVAMX) July 31, 2021
A lovely, lovely strike.
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) July 31, 2021
“Fortnite is a nightmare. Football players stay up all night playing that shit and they have a game the next day.”
𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 👍 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞 🤬
The boss gives a few opinions 😅 pic.twitter.com/h0QOIZAYBx
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 30, 2021
This interview is a real roller coaster.
Whatever happens to Sheffield Wednesday this season, Paul Cook’s voice changing multiple times in post-match interviews will forever be my favourite thing about League One. pic.twitter.com/wK49sWLpNb
— Alex Miller (@AlexMiller91) July 31, 2021
Just 30 seconds of elite #CelebrityRefs from Kevin Friend.
— Celebrity Refs (@CelebrityRefs) August 1, 2021
It’s impossible not to like him.
— Reagan Martin (@Reaganavfc) July 31, 2021
Midtjylland’s Brazilian midfielder wasn’t mucking around here.
It’s great to see the Wolves striker back in the goals after a difficult year.
🇲🇽 Raul Jimenez back scoring
🗣 Fans back in stadiums
What a moment! 😍 pic.twitter.com/WBZBDWNYwt
— Wolves (@Wolves) July 31, 2021
Looks like the big Frenchman is already enjoying himself in Italy.
Giroud is settling well in Milan it seems😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8zHZYMbEjN
— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) July 29, 2021
This hit from the Mexico midfielder stayed hit. Golazo.
Mexico 5-2 South Korea | GOAL! Cordova 🚀🚀🎥
— 𝖥𝖠𝖲𝖳 𝖦𝖮𝖮𝖠𝖫𝖲 (@IFAST66) July 31, 2021
We’ve no idea how the Red Bull Salzburg youngster managed to wriggle past that many Atletico players.
The West Ham midfielder showed no mercy to his old team-mates at Brentford.
Saïd Benrahma with a stunner against his former side! 🔥
Brentford lose possession in a dangerous position and the West Ham man is on hand to curl the ball into the top corner 🎯 pic.twitter.com/86Nxz5WD8z
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) July 31, 2021
A very young Barcelona forward emulating a very illustrious Barcelona forward.
Yusuf Demir 🔜 Lionel Messi pic.twitter.com/hB4phfhRf8
— Baris🇦🇷 (@B2r1ss) July 31, 2021
Eugenie Le Sommer
We can’t help but feel sorry for that defender.
Eugenie Le Sommer that is DISRESPECTFUL 😲
We'll let you count the chops ✂️pic.twitter.com/LKGDDiTMsU
— Goal (@goal) August 1, 2021