Inter Miami midfielder Lionel Messi (10) raises his fists to fans as a celebration to his goal in the second half during the Leagues Cup game between Cruz Azul and Inter Miami CF on Friday, July 21, 2023 at DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

12 things we loved this weekend: Messi, Mainoo, Mudryk, Postecoglou…

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It might be a few weeks yet before the 2022-23 season gets underway, but the Women’s World Cup is here and there was more than enough action over the weekend to satisfy our appetite for now.

Things have got off to a solid start out in Australia and New Zealand, while elsewhere a certain icon lit things up on his MLS debut, and various Premier League clubs are getting into the swing of pre-season around the world.

Here are 12 of our favourite moments from the weekend.

Lionel Messi

Just ridiculous.

Sergio Busquets

Beautiful football.


Oh, mate.

Mykhailo Mudryk

You have to say that’s sensational.

Kobbie Mainoo

Star in the making.

Harry Wilson

We’re already big fans of ref cam.

Jude Bellingham

He looks right at home already.

Hinata Miyazawa

Silky football.

Mary Earps

England’s opener was an unexpected nail-biter.

Samuel Umtiti

Wait for it…

Ange Postecoglou

You tell him, Ange.

Ben Brereton Diaz

Born entertainer.

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