Nine things we loved this week: Mahrez, Morata, Wenger, Ampadu & more

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Club football may have taken a backseat this weekend, but Chelsea and Manchester City men still managed to catch the eye – while Arsene Wenger made us miss him.

England continued their resurgence under Gareth Southgate by beating Croatia to win their Nations League group, while the likes of Germany and Poland were relegated.

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

Riyad Mahrez

We can’t get enough of that defender’s attempts to handball it off the line.

Valentino Lazaro

If you’re going to score a 93rd-minute winner, do it like this.

Arsene Wenger

Love you, Arsene.

Alvaro Morata

Back in form, you say?

Andrej Kramaric

We thought he’d missed his chance to shoot at least twice.

Haris Seferovic

A hat-trick as Switzerland came back from 2-0 down to beat Belgium 5-2 and win their Nations League group.

Congo v DR Congo

We’re disappointed the ref didn’t let play continue…

Masahide Tomikoshi

The Japanese photographer covered every World Cup between 1974 and 2010. His Instagram feed is a goldmine, especially for excellent photos of Diego Maradona. Go down the rabbit hole.


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with Diego Maradona at disco in Roppongi, Tokyo 24/1/1087

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Ethan Ampadu

Meet our new favourite footballer in the world.

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