23 things we loved this weekend: Fernandes, Messi, Aubameyang, Alli

Quick Reads

While Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona dominated the headlines, there were plenty of eye-catching moments elsewhere around the world over the weekend.

Kelechi Iheanacho helped Leicester City beat Manchester City in the Community Shield and the new Championship season got underway.

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

Lionel Messi

We still can’t believe he’s actually leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi, again

Looking back, he didn’t do too badly.

Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes has picked up where he left off last season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had to pay for a ticket to get back inside the stadium.

Dele Alli

It’s great to see Alli playing with confidence again.


A class gesture from the Spurs fans.

Wesley Fofana

It’s safe to say that Fofana enjoyed Leciester’s win at Wembley.

James Maddison

Maddison won the Community Shield and also had time for a quick selfie on Saturday.

Riqui Puig

Who needs Messi?…

Erling Haaland

New season, same old Erling Haaland.

Jose Mourinho

Never change, Jose.

Noni Madueke

England have yet another exciting young talent to keep an eye on.

Michel Der Zakarian

Fair enough.

Gaetan Laborde 

We could watch this on repeat all day.

Jack Grealish

The No.10 shirt is clearly more than just a number for Man City’s new signing.

Freddie Ladapo

Football really wasn’t the same without fans inside the stadium.

Kamaldeen Sulemana

Not a bad way to mark your debut.

Kevin Stroud

The heir to Mike Dean’s throne.

Ryan Kent

We have no idea what he was trying to do here.

Achraf Hakimi

We feel like Messi is going to really enjoy playing with Hakimi.

Dani Alves

He’s going to need a bigger trophy cabinet.

Burak Yilmaz

The 36-year-old continues to prove that age is just a number.

This miss

*Insert Benny Hill music*

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