Lionel Messi celebrates scoring for PSG in their Ligue 1 match against Toulouse at Parc des Princes, Paris, February 2023.

21 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Kane, Fernandez, Ozil…

It’s been another sensational weekend of football, as both Arsenal and Manchester City suffered surprise defeats in the Premier League and Lionel Messi produced another moment of genius.

With Arsenal losing at Everton, City had an opportunity to cut the gap at the top to just two points, but they fell victim to Harry Kane’s record-breaking goal for Tottenham.

Elsewhere, Manchester United won again and Liverpool suffered another thumping away defeat. There were also plenty of thrills and spills across the leagues as the shortest month of the year creaked into gear.

We’ve collected together 21 of the things we swooned over this weekend, from the Premier League to the German second division…

Enzo Fernandez

Not the result Chelsea wanted, but their debutant looked superb.

Harry Kane

What a moment for the Spurs and England captain.

Sean Dyche

It’s good to have Dychey back.

David de Gea

More footballers should use the Mourinho gif.

Lionel Messi

In double figures for both goals and assists in Ligue 1 this season.

Sebastien Haller

A beautiful moment.

Karim Adeyemi

Oh dear.

Mesut Ozil

A lovely response.

Jamal Musiala

Sensational strike from the Bayern Munich midfielder.


Having fun at Jurgen Klopp’s expense.

Nathan Jones

What an incredible addition to the Barclays.

Guglielmo Vicario

This might be the best save we’ve ever seen.

Bruno Fernandes

Should’ve been an early bath for Marriner.

Lauren James

Pick that one out!

Neal Maupay

You’ve got to admire his commitment to shithousery.

Neal Maupay celebrates scoring for Everton during their Premier League victory over West Ham United at Goodison Park, Liverpool, September 2022.

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Massimo Allegri

Life doesn’t get any easier for the Juventus boss.

Nayef Aguerd

Stunning tackle from the West Ham defender.

Karou Mitoma

Literally getting opponents to beg for mercy.

Hannover 96 fans

Fair play.

Mathieu Cafaro

The goal of the week came during Saint Etienne’s win over Annecy.

Stephen Humphrys

Although this one ran it close…

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