19 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Tierney, Bailly, Alioski & more

Quick Reads

The Premier League may have taken a backseat this weekend, but there was still an awful lot of fun to be found on football pitches around Europe.

Lionel Messi was up to his usual tricks, Eric Bailly confirmed his status as Manchester United’s most entertaining player and Gjanni Alioski remains Leeds United’s madman.

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

Karim Benzema

In fine form since the return of football.

Santi Cazorla

We love him. We love him. We love him.

Steve Bruce

Worth a try, Steve.

Adebayo Akinfenwa

The Beast was fined after wearing a Liverpool shirt to Wycombe training. He didn’t seem to mind.

Andrej Kramaric

Leicester fans will have found it hard to believe the striker put four past Dortmund this weekend.

Kieran Tierney

A man after our own hearts.

Dries Mertens

We’d like to kiss this finish.

Thomas Muller

It seems an awful long time ago there was talk that Muller could be on his way out of Bayern.

Mikael Cuisance

Oh yes.

Luton v Swansea

The beautiful game.

Matt Miazga v Tom Lawrence

Footballers are sh*t at fighting these days, but that just makes it funnier.

Lionel Messi

It’s getting silly now.

Arjen Robben

He’s back.

Ezgjan Alioski

Making sure the crowdies feel appreciated.

Eric Bailly

He’s good value, is Eric.

Robert Lewandowski

His silly numbers continue.

Boca Juniors

CC: Those Burnley dickheads – this is how you do it.

Dean Henderson

Never seen David de Gea do this, have you?

Franck Ribery

He wasn’t going to be overshadowed by the news of Arjen Robben’s return.

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