19 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Thiago, Van de Beek & more

Quick Reads

The FA Cup third round was the focus of sporting attention in England over the weekend, providing plenty of upsets along the way.

Elsewhere, Lionel Messi was back to his scintillating best with Barcelona andΒ Mauricio Pochettino recorded his first win as PSG boss.

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

Louie Barry

Here’s some wholesome content to start your week.


Liverpool fans are really going to enjoy watching Thiago’s tricks this season.

Gareth Bale

Marine is a world away from Madrid.

Dele Alli

The reaction from the Spurs bench makes this even funnier.


Brad Young

We bet the 18-year-old hasn’t stopped talking about this moment since it happened.

Riyad Mahrez

A pass that Kevin De Bruyne would be proud of.

Donny van de Beek

Van de Beek is far too good to be sitting on the bench.

Hakim Ziyech

Ziyech makes this pass look far too easy.


We can’t wait to see them sing this after winning at Wembley.

Crawley Town

Our Leeds-supporting editor is not ashamed to admit this was the moment he turned the TV off and went for a long, lonely walk.

Ian Wright

Never change, Wrighty.

Erling Haaland

Haaland put the finishing touches on a beautiful team goal.

Lionel Messi

Even the defender lying on the floor couldn’t stop this.

Frenkie De Jong

We’ve watched this pass on repeat about 100 times now…

Matthew Hoppe

Schalke ended their 30-game winless run in the Bundesliga in some style.

Donyell Malen

Arsenal fans should probably look away at this point.

Achraf Hakimi

Hakimi couldn’t have placed this effort any better.

Kylian Mbappe

We betΒ Mauricio Pochettino is licking his lips.

Scott Twine

There was absolutely no stopping that.

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