'Call me Neptune': Cristiano Ronaldo masters the art of diving

We take a look at the pick of the football-related posts across social media this week

Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP
Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP

There's been some downtime for many of Europe's top stars, including Juventus's Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of the new season.

While Liverpool's Egyptian star Mohamed Salah headed to Dubai, Ronaldo celebrated another successful season with a spell on a mighty fine yacht.

Here's his latest great achievement, and more from across the social platforms:

Ronaldo goes down ... and there's no-one near him

Is there anything this man cannot do?

Both on the pitch, and in the water, 35-year-old Ronaldo is showing little sign of slowing up.

We know he can shoot, we know he can jump, and now we know he can swim too - and hold his breath for an impressive amount of time.

This is what he had to say about his feat: "Today I woke up and I wonder: What’s happening into the sea?! Call me Neptuno. #PleaseDon’tTryThis #14 meters."

Julian Nagelsmann's suit

Everyone likes to dress up for a big day out - especially RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann.

He turned up for the Champions League semi-final against PSG in an outfit more appropriate for the catwalk than a football pitch.

It certainly didn't inspire his players are they were thrashed 3-0. Just like Liverpool's cream coloured Armani suits worn before their 1996 FA Cup final defeat to Manchester United.

Watford's revolving door

Watford have just been relegated from the Premier League so it's no surprise that they have a new man in the dugout.

Step forward former Maccabi Tel Aviv boss Vladimir Ivic.

However, they went through three managers during last season, and have been through nearly as many in the past few years as Gary Lineker's goal tally for England - and that's a lot.

Will Ivic make it as far as Christmas?

Norwich are a bit like Barcelona

Xavi Quintilla, are you sure about that?

We all know Barcelona are having a hard time of it, but come on. It's not like they've just been relegated without even a whimper.

To be fair, the Canaries occasionally played some attractive football as did Barcelona until that night against Bayern Munich erased all fond memories of Messi and co in full flow.

Cesc Fabregas wasn't bad

Indeed, Cesc Fabregas knew, and still knows, how to carve open a defence.

But the name that really sticks out in that list is the elusive Mesut Ozil.

These days he's unused and unwanted at Arsenal and appears set to spend his weekends watching his teammates attempt to provide the craft he showed in abundance during years gone by.

_____________

More 'Best of the Week':

Neymar and Ander Herrera combine for possibly the greatest training ground goal ever

Lionel Messi 'best without the Ballon d'Or', Paul Pogba's picture perfect

Gareth Bale brings fun to Real Madrid's title surge, Erling Haaland ready for the chop

Published: August 19, 2020 06:05 PM

SHARE

Editor's Picks
NEWSLETTERS
Sign up to:

* Please select one