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From mesmerising passages of play, to unsuspected football hoaxes on your other half, here’s what’s caught our eye this week…
You couldn’t not love Bernardo Silva’s performance against Basel.
It was an excellent all-round display from the midfielder, with a few moments that will no doubt have won the hearts and minds of fans on the eve of the most romantic day of the year.
He was ice cool to bring the ball down before finishing City’s second with aplomb.
Then there was THAT touch to take the ball out of the sky.
And this weaving run wasn’t bad either…
The significance of Valentine’s Day was certainly not lost on Kyle Walker, who shared the love for his other half on Instagram.
Neither, however, was this evening’s blockbuster Champions League tie between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.
A Valentine’s Day dilemma for any football fan, Walker was keen to make some mischief…
Ok guys, challenge. All text your partner "It's a last minute call but I just heard we can celebrate Valentines and see Paris tonight. You in?"— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) February 14, 2018
Then send her the Real Madrid-PSG line up. Screenshot your chat with #KyleMadeMeDoIt, best reply wins a signed shirt! #ValentinesDay pic.twitter.com/ODWTTjtatT
It’s every player’s dream to represent their country at a World Cup and as fans it's fantastic to see them play with as much pride in the shirt as we would.
Nikita Parris has been discussing just that in an interview with FIFA ahead of next year’s Women’s World Cup.
Here’s a snippet of what the forward had to say: “Ever since I was kid, I dreamed of playing for England.
"Even in the youth set-up I was determined to get into the seniors, so now that I’m here, I don’t want to get complacent.
“Every time I step onto the pitch for England, I feel great pride. I want to keep working hard to stay in the starting XI and push on to win trophies. Playing at the Women’s World Cup is my long-term goal and, hopefully, I can contribute to winning a medal.”
Because everyone, even footballers, love Pancake Day...
Ilkay remembers there’s pancakes for tea tonight 🥞 pic.twitter.com/bcfUx0kPEL— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 13, 2018
Find out how you can watch on TV wherever you are in the world.
The Blues’ emphatic 4-0 triumph at Basel, earned courtesy of an Ilkay Gundogan double, plus goals from Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero, have press and fans in complete adoration and eager to see more of Pep Guardiola’s men.
Skipper says City will keep up the pressure on Basel in second leg of Champions League last 16 tie