13 things we loved this weekend: Antony, Messi, Keane, Robben…
We’re one set of matches closer to the end of the season and there was another major twist in the Premier League title race as Arsenal let a two-goal lead slip for the second match running.
Elsewhere, in Germany both Bayern and Dortmund dropped points to keep things neck-and-neck at the Bundesliga summit, while there were some outstanding moments in La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1.
Here are our personal highlights from a great weekend of football.
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But Antony's reaction to seeing Maguire says a lot 😭 pic.twitter.com/zK7bTs2vXQ
— 𝕸𝖜𝖆𝖓𝖆𝖐𝖔𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖆 ✪ (@TeeMyst) April 16, 2023
Unai Emery’s Aston Villa are on fire.
◉ Most goals in the PL in 2023: Ollie Watkins (11)
◉ Most goals + assists in the PL in 2023: Ollie Watkins (14)
◉ Most clean sheets in the PL in 2023: Aston Villa (8)
◉ Most points won in the PL in 2023: Aston Villa (32)
Unai Emery, take a bow. 🙇♂️ pic.twitter.com/fPQcuRPlVa
— Squawka (@Squawka) April 15, 2023
We miss watching the maestro.
La calidad de Xavi, en HD. 🍿🎥#LaLigaSantander | #LaLigaHighlights @FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/DWEdFP0vRg
— LaLiga (@LaLiga) April 16, 2023
The sexiest one-two you’ll see all season.
Look at this assist from Mbappe 🤩
He puts it on a plate for Messi to finish off! 👏
PSG race into a 3-0 lead over Lens. pic.twitter.com/wRsiWKYHqn
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 15, 2023
Michael Carrick has Boro playing some lovely stuff.
"Chuba Akpom writes another chapter in his INCREDIBLE tale!" 📖✍️ pic.twitter.com/m64ebN3LKw
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 14, 2023
The least expensively-assembled squad in the league away to the most expensively assembled. Miraculous stuff.
Brighton had 67.95% possession in the opening 45 minutes against Chelsea, the most by an away team in the first half of ANY Premier League game this season.
Pep was right. 😳 pic.twitter.com/auYfDKRZK9
— Squawka (@Squawka) April 15, 2023
Gary Neville & Roy Keane
🗣️ "Arsenal finishing second would still be an unbelievable season"
🗣️ "Not it wouldn't! You're in CUCKOO LAND!"
This disagreement between Roy Keane & Gary Neville 🍿 pic.twitter.com/iWbWrXh3FE
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 16, 2023
Evan Ferguson is 6’1″ and a big unit himself. Hench.
Brighton’s physios are training for something the rest of us have no idea about pic.twitter.com/r6QfNDJkFc
— COPA90 (@Copa90) April 15, 2023
One player that you can’t imagine with the post-retirement timber.
👏 | Oud-profvoetballer Arjen Robben zet bij de @MarathonRdam een toptijd neer en komt onder de drie uur binnen op de Coolsingel! #demooiste #marathonrotterdam pic.twitter.com/EtJcvyJURh
— Rijnmond Sport (@RijnmondSport) April 16, 2023
Jesé gets his first Serie A goal 👌
Bottom of the table Sampdoria draw level through a lovely dinked finish from the Spaniard… pic.twitter.com/usSqqLssgD
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 16, 2023
A relatively meaningless goal. But what a relatively meaningless goal.
🚨 Overhead kick! 🚨
César Montes pulls one back for Espanyol with an acrobatic effort 👏#LaLigaSantander pic.twitter.com/rgwOZMyfiC
— Viaplay Sports UK (@ViaplaySportsUK) April 15, 2023
You won’t see a better goal anywhere this weekend. Take a bow, son.
Stop what you’re doing and watch this Amahl Pellegrino goal.
Thank us later.
— These Football Times (@thesefootytimes) April 16, 2023
We’ve all been him. Wonderfully bitter stuff.
Some highlights from Salfords IFollow commentator yesterday. 😂. #colu #ColU #Salfordcity #football pic.twitter.com/C3KTX8VOKU
— Peter Moxom (@peter_moxom) April 16, 2023
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