Nine things we loved this weekend: Messi, Muller, Mahrez, MLS & more
Lionel Messi, meanwhile, was up to his usual tricks as Barcelona secured a crucial 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid which moves them eight points clear at the top of the table.
And the start of the MLS means we now have plenty of trans-Atlantic fun to bring you every Monday.
What we really like about this goal – aside from its sheer brilliance – is the camera angle from behind the goals before Messi takes the free-kick which shows the Nou Camp in all its glory.
He might have preferred to be at Manchester City right now, but when Mahrez is still able to step up in the 96th minute and do this, Leicester fans will find it hard not to love him.
This might be the most Thomas Muller finish of all time, but that pass from Mats Hummels, woof.
Alphonso Davies scored his maiden goal in the MLS and also registered an assist as Vancouver Whitecaps beat Montreal Impact 2-1 in their season opener. The 17-year-old was ineligible to win Man of the Match, however, as the award is sponsored by Budweiser.
Time to vote for your #BUDMOTM.
— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) March 5, 2018
Fair play, Glenn. Fair play.
6 – Only Mo Salah (7) and Sergio Aguero (9) have scored more Premier League goals in 2018 than Glenn Murray (6). Mint.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 4, 2018
Los Angeles FC beat Seattle Sounders 1-0 in their first ever game in MLS, and Rossi’s winner was an impressive way to write his name in the history books.
Two nutmegs for the price of one from the Portugal attacker.
94th-minute corner. 1-0 down. Goalkeeper up. Goalmouth scramble. Equaliser. Scenes.
The newly-promoted Chinese Super League side played their first match in the competition and handed debuts to Yannick Carrasco, Nicolas Gaitan and Jose Fonte.
It didn’t go well.
Carrasco & Gaitan started for Dalian Yifang today in their first Chinese Super League game v. Shanghai SIPG. They lost 8-0.
— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) March 3, 2018