11 things we loved this weekend: Pirlo, Gnabry, Hazard, Firmino, Sterling…

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Some football fans may bemoan the international break, but there was plenty of action this weekend to excite supporters.

As well as the Euro 2020 qualifiers, there were some eye-catching moments in the lower leagues and a star-studded charity match at Liverpool.

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

Serge Gnabry

Bloody hell, Serge.

Eden Hazard

Poor Michy Batshuayi makes football look incredibly hard here. Then Hazard makes it look incredibly easy.

J’Neil Bennett

The first goal at Tottenham’s new stadium wasn’t bad.

Jason Cowley

Just give the Bromsgrove player the Puskas Award now.

Real Salt Lake

The MLS outfit announced their team by what their favourite kind of pizza is.

Andrea Pirlo

A trip to Liverpool saw Pirlo and some of his former AC Milan team-mates pay homage to The Beatles.


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Roberto Firmino

As nonchalant a touch you are ever likely to see, followed by some typically excellent Ray Hudson commentary.

Sergio Ramos

Football’s greatest anti-hero.

Mohamed Elyounoussi

We still can’t work out how the Southampton man missed this.


Playing against Spain looks like a nightmare.

Raheem Sterling

A nice tribute after scoring his second against Czech Republic. Either he forgot after his first or was very confident!

Mick McCarthy

Never change, Mick.


You can shove your yellow card up your arse, ref.

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