21 things we loved this weekend: Odegaard, Kane, Diaz, Alba and more
All eyes were on Manchester United over the weekend as they suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat away to Brighton.
There was also plenty of drama in the English Football League and Porto scored a dramatic late winner against Benfica to seal their 30th league title.
We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the field.
Odegaard continues to summon the spirit of Dennis Bergkamp.
— 14 (@mohdars14) May 8, 2022
Xhaka has clearly been spending a lot of time with Odegaard.
Another 10/10 world class performance from the joga bonito king Granit Xhaka 🐐 pic.twitter.com/rgRvfgGg44
— 🔻 (@MussoliniEra) May 8, 2022
A fantastic achievement from the Tottenham forward.
Son Heung-min is the only Premier League player with 20 non-penalty goals this season 😲 pic.twitter.com/Fxzdod2s5W
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) May 7, 2022
A stunning piece of improvisation.
Harry Kane… pic.twitter.com/verdzaBovr
— ً ً (@hardrugsplease) May 8, 2022
Not a bad way to seal Barcelona’s Champions League qualification.
What a SPECTACULAR winner for Barca last night! 😱😱
In the 94th minute at the Benito Villamarin, Jordi Alba unleashed this thunderous volley to break Betis hearts 💥 pic.twitter.com/FIvmXdjgFD
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) May 8, 2022
Dia could finish the 2021-22 season with six trophies. Yes, really.
Luis Díaz is the first player to win the Portuguese Primeira Liga title while playing an English Premier League game. 😉 https://t.co/3b1nX4kRjm
— Squawka (@Squawka) May 7, 2022
The Porto manager channelled his inner Carlo Ancelotti after their title win.
— FC Porto (@FCPorto) May 7, 2022
A couple of weeks after the greatest dive of the season. Adam’s spoiling us.
Excellent from Charlie Adam: the dribble, the turn, the cross with his weaker foot across the six yard box.
Just one slight issue…
— Richard Amofa (@RichardAmofa) May 7, 2022
A goal so cheeky it caught out the match director.
😳 "EXTRAORDINARY SCENES!"
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) May 7, 2022
He was in tears after a costly pen miss last week. Scenes.
Tears are flowing in Genoa!
He missed a stoppage-time penalty at the weekend, but this time Domenico Criscito makes no mistake.
Two goals in the final few minutes to defeat Juventus and remain with a chance of survival. pic.twitter.com/3Ulp5lFbmy
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 6, 2022
They’re back in the big time and it’s safe to say their fans are pretty pleased about it.
— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) May 7, 2022
Bristol Rovers fans
Probably the most jaw-dropping final day promotion of all time. No wonder the Rovers fans reacted like this…
The incredible moment Bristol Rovers scored their 7th goal of the game to secure automatic promotion to League One, going above Northampton on the final day of the season.@Official_BRFC @SkyFootball @btsportfootball @ITVSport @BBCSport @BBCBristol @BristolLive#BristolRovers pic.twitter.com/u28B474FyI
— Enzo (@enzoxss) May 7, 2022
And their striker reacted like this…
WE ARE GOING UP, SAY WE ARE GOING UP ⛽️🍺 pic.twitter.com/ihBsdnyTdb
— Aaron Collins (@aaroncollinsx) May 8, 2022
Ben Brereton Diaz
We need to see him in the Premier League next season.
🇨🇱 Some strike from Ben Brereton Diaz yesterday 🤌🤌🤌#Rovers
— The #EFL Zone (@TheFLZone) May 8, 2022
Another brilliant save from England’s number one.
Pick that one out.
The one-step run-up. Absolutely delightful stuff from the Independiente man.
A 23-year-old American is wearing the #10 for one of the biggest clubs in Argentina and has scored in 3 of his last 5 matches.
Alan Soñora with another goal moments ago off of a free kick. pic.twitter.com/QG9ZZCfwuA
— MLS Buzz (@MLS_Buzz) May 7, 2022
— Paulinho Damascena (@paulinho240172) May 8, 2022
Outrageous effort from a brilliant player.
Even she can't believe she scored that!
— Barclays FA Women's Super League (@BarclaysFAWSL) May 8, 2022
*makes ball gesture to referee*
Perhaps the worst tackle of 2022. Got a yellow card. (A 2nd – funny he doesn’t seem that kind of player) pic.twitter.com/u1drnVBQma
— Max Rushden 💙 (@maxrushden) May 8, 2022
This MLS ref