19 things we loved this weekend: Fati, Mbappe, Jesus, Richarlison…

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Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona celebrates scoring during the La Liga match against Real Sociedad at Reale Arena Stadium on August 21, 2022 in San Sebastian, Spain.

It wasn’t a vintage array of Premier League fixtures this weekend, but brilliant performances from Arsenal and Leeds and a cracking game between Newcastle and Manchester City made sure it was still plenty exciting.

There was some thrilling action across Europe too, with Barcelona bagging four, PSG knocking in seven and Werder Bremen producing a comeback for the ages against Borussia Dortmund.

We’ve rounded up the best of the weekend’s football for your viewing pleasure.

Harry Kane

Now ahead of Sergio Aguero and up to fourth in the all-time rankings.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Zinchenko’s reaction was all of us watching at home.

Gabriel Jesus

Ronaldo Nazario was spotted at Tottenham this weekend but we swear he had the ball at his feet in Bournemouth.

Richarlison

See ya later mate.

Kevin De Bruyne

Over 12 hours later we’re still trying to work out how he saw this pass was on.

Miguel Almiron

Penny for Jack Grealish’s thoughts.

Kylian Mbappe

Eight seconds. Neymar – Messi – Mbappe – goal. This was the first of Mbappe’s hat-trick in a 7-1 win. May as well hand them the title now.

Luka Modric

He’ll be 37 next month. Still the best midfielder in Europe.

Alvaro Morata

Shame it didn’t go in, but what a touch. We told you he was back at it.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Remember the name.

Leeds United

Top shithousing after a superb win.

Ousmane Dembele

Everything about this is a delight.

Ansu Fati

This too. Robert Lewandowski got a brace as well. Scary.

Werder Bremen

Oh, Dortmund.

John Pulskamp

Not sure this can go down as a double save, exactly, but it’s some bit of goalkeeping.

Lautaro Martinez

That old Romelu Lukaku link-up again. It’s like he never left.

Domenico Berardi

A perfect goal, aesthetically speaking.

Hany Mukhtar

No idea how he’s fired it in from there. Fair fucks though.

Ian Wright

We love you, Wrighty.


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