19 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Firmino, Milner, McGree & more

Quick Reads

In a weekend where much was decided as the regular league football season draws to a close, Arsenal, Liverpool, Celtic and Barcelona players all caught our eye.

Arsene Wenger was commemorated by old adversary Sir Alex Ferguson as his Arsenal side were defeated away from home once more, while Lionel Messi moved back in front of Mohamed Salah in the race for the European Golden Shoe.

There was also the undisputed goal of the season in Australia, some typical late-season light-heartedness in the Eredivisie and a manager celebrating his side’s penalty – which didn’t go in – in Turkey.

Riley McGree

In case you somehow haven’t seen the 2018 Puskas Award-winner in waiting.

Lionel Messi

The King got a hat-trick on Sunday, becoming the first player ever to score 30 goals in seven different La Liga seasons. GOAT.

Navarone Foor

A referee getting yellow carded, always a classic.

Hector Bellerin

The best touch in Premier League history?

Pep Guardiola

We wouldn’t put it past City to spend £1billion in the summer, but yes we are aware this was a joke.

James Milner

We reckon his actual account might be even better than the parody. #willuseHendostoothpaste

Gerard Pique

Absolutely no need. But still mint.

Cenk Tosun

A wonderfully random stat.

Faith Terim

If you’re going to turn your back as your team takes a penalty (which, let’s face it, is weird anyway), don’t celebrate before you know the outcome.

Stoke’s enforced substitution

Go on, see if you’re better than Dr. Blue Gloves.

Mikael Lustig

Just won the league against your bitter rivals? Ah yeah, let’s nick a hat off a copper’s head.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Nutmegging the chief nutmegger. Impressive.

Martin Skrtel

In true Terry Butcher style, Skrtel didn’t want to stop playing just because of a little cut to the head. Still, it’s no Stuart Pearce saying “I’ll run it off” when he broke his leg.

Lukas Nmecha

The 19-year-old England youth international was handed his Premier League debut for Manchester City on Sunday, after topping the scoring charts in the under-23 competition.

READ: The top 10 Premier League 2 scorers: Nmecha, Wilson, Nelson & Sterling

Lucy Bronze

What a way to knock your former club out of the Champions League semi-final.

Roberto Firmino

The first ever no-look contract signing?

Greg Cunningham

A fantastic block from the Preston full-back.

Darren Moore

Let’s be honest, we all *really* want West Brom to pull off the unthinkable, don’t we?


If you can get over the distraction of the horrific pitch markings, this is a very enjoyable goal.

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