Social Shots: Liverpool-linked left-back scores with thunderb*stard strike

Date published: Monday 24th February 2020 10:43

Alex Telles TEAMtalk

A left-back linked with Liverpool scored with an absolute rocket of shot over the weekend, while Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were at it again, all in Social Shots.

In our weekly feature, we take a look at the best social media posts from across the world of football over the weekend. Football and social media can go hand in hand, but not everyone gets it right. Here, we celebrate those that do, highlighting the posts that have made us chuckle, the videos of wonder goals that we’ve just had to watch again, or just anything we felt simply had to be shared…

 

Liverpool-linked left-back scores with a rocket

Pass it on to Jurgen. Alex Telles has a foot like a traction engine.

Taking their Braith away…

Is this the sh**test unveiling of all-time? Barcelona fans need to keep the faith though. Martin Braithwaite did score eight goals for Middlesbrough. In two seasons.

Giroud leaves Spurs feeling blue

Olivier Giroud almost signed for Spurs in January. Then scored against them in February. As recently turned octogenarian Jimmy Greaves used to say “It’s a funny old game.”

How Lo can you go?

VAR all over the place again on Saturday as Giovani Lo Celso somehow escaped a red card for a callous stamp during Tottenham’s London derby with Chelsea. Later VAR chiefs conceded he should have walked. Nothing like the benefit of hindsight is there? Oh wait…

Name a better front three? We’ll wait

Also spotted at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. A front three to rival Salah, Mane and Firmino or even Best, Law and Charlton we reckon.

Callum Wilson giveth; VAR taketh away

Absolute scenes at Turf Moor on Saturday as Burnley caught a major break courtesy of VAR. If you are a Bournemouth fan, please look away now.

City somehow not hitting the spot

They got the job done eventually against Leicester City but Sergio Aguero’s tame effort on Saturday evening was the fourth Premier League penalty in a row Manchester City have missed.

Top notch (sorry about the top knot)

In his 1000th career game, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 11th goal in 11 consecutive Serie A games, equalling the Italian record. He’s simply incredible. So incredible, we will even forgive him that scarcely believable barnet!

More Messi Magic

Another hat-trick for Lionel Messi at the weekend. ‘La Pulga’ turns 33 in four months. If you’re not tuning in to watch this man churn out magic in every single game, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

Red hot Haaland hits 40 goals

Erling Braut Haaland was at it again over the weekend. 40 goals already this season. Age 19. He doesn’t seem entirely real this kid, does he?

Flying the flag for the Busby Babes

Prior to kick-off on Sunday at Old Trafford, there was an impeccably observes minute’s silence to remember their beloved former goalkeeper, Harry Gregg. The flag was a fantastic touch, too.

Bruno helps KO hapless Hornets

Bruno Fernandes was imperious in the middle of the park during United’s 3-0 romp against Watford. Can the ‘Portuguese Paul Scholes’ help fire them into the Champions League this season?

Acrobatic opener from DCL

Everton eventually lost 3-2 to Arsenal but fair play to their fast start and Dominic Calvert-Lewin bagging this very weird – but still very good – overhead kick.

On this Day

On this very day in 2008 Tottenham came from a goal down to beat Chelsea at Wembley and win the Carling Cup after extra-time. Two things that are as rare as rocking horse s**t here. Spurs winning a trophy and Jonathan Woodgate scoring.

 

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