17 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Rashford, Mount, Mbappe and more

Quick Reads

You could be forgiven for forgetting that plenty of exciting football took place this weekend after it became overshadowed by news of 12 clubs agreeing to join a European Super League.

While Lionel Messi produced a masterclass in the Copa del Rey final for Barcelona, his display became quickly overlooked as news broke of football once again trying to eat itself.

We’ll let Gary Neville do the talking for us on that one. Meanwhile, we’ve rounded up the best of the action this weekend on and off the field.

Gary Neville

What he said.

Lionel Messi

Starts the move in his own half, finishes it in the opposition box. Vintage indeed.

Marcus Rashford 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Rashford is the new king of the elastico.

Kylian Mbappe

That first touch should be hung in a museum.

Harry Kane

Not bad for a one-season wonder.

Mason Mount

Mount’s critics have gone strangely quiet recently.

Mason Greenwood

That’s some good company.

Roy Keane

Classic Keane.

Steven Davis

We didn’t expect this from the 36-year-old.

Dimitri Payet

We miss him playing in England so, so much.

Arnaut Danjuma

Fucking hell.

Santi Cazorla

And still nobody knows which is Cazorla’s preferred foot.

Hugo Rodallega

We didn’t even realise Rodallega was still playing, let alone scoring goals like this.

Leon Bailey

Tenner bet you see his name in a gossip column at some point this week.

Joao Paulo

Our bitterness that we witnessed a dour 0-0 draw when we visited Seattle only grows.

This goal

The Ekstraklasa never ceases to entertain us. 

CFR Cluj 

Cluj brought the Romanian Supercup home in style. 

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