Cristiano Ronaldo imitates the Hulk, Neymar winds up Dortmund - best of the week

We take a look at the pick of the social media posts from the past seven days

He may be in his mid-30s, but Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring - and posing.

The Juventus striker has enjoyed another fine week in front of goal with a double against Inter Milan, and appears to have enjoyed his time on the training pitch too.

There is rarely a quiet moment with Brazilian megastar Neymar as well.

And, in the Premier League, there's been goals galore for Manchester United, although it's opponents Southampton who have probably made more of the headlines.

Don't mess with Cristiano

Every now and then you come across a photo which has it all going on.

Take this effort from Juventus as an example.

Manager Andrea Pirlo is like a proud father standing at the back with his boys.

Goalkeeper Wojciech SzczΔ™sny is posing as if he's about to take part in a beat-the-keeper contest, while Weston McKennie has his fists raised as if ready for a ruck.

Then there's Ronaldo, eyes like daggers, thighs bulging, and looking every inch like the Hulk and a footballing superhero.

Neymar and Borussia Dortmund, part 2

Cast your mind back to last season's Champions League when there was no love lost between PSG and Dortmund.

Erling Haaland followed up a goal with his trademark yoga pose. PSG went on to win and mocked him with the whole team doing the pose.

Dortmund obviously hadn't forgotten this as they piped up this week when PSG were beaten by FC Lorient - with the French league minnows also getting in on the yoga pose celebration.

But then Neymar added another twist to the tale ...

English football's most famous ballboy

If he wasn't before, he probably is now.

Kwadwo Baah's transfer from Rochdale to Manchester City has brought a classic YouTube moment back up to the surface.

The youngster had started making waves in England's lower leagues, but is arguably better known for his efforts as a ballboy while at Crystal Palace.

Manchester United 9 Southampton 0 - a bit of a laugh

Craig Forrest knows all about losing 9-0.

He was in goal for Ipswich Town in 1995 when Manchester United went goal crazy at Old Trafford.

The difference then was that Ipswich didn't have two players sent off. They did, however, have what was probably the slowest defence in Premier League history.

At least he can "kind of" see the funny side of it now. Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy certainly doesn't - yet.

Merciless Portsmouth

Much of the football fraternity has felt a little sympathy for Southampton, with this having been their second 9-0 humiliation in recent years.

There was no such sympathy from local rivals Portsmouth however.

Managerial mayhem

It's easy being a Premier League manager, right?

Wrong - even in the world of fantasy football, as these wannabe managers found out this week amid a spate of red cards. And a 9-0 defeat, of course.

Transfer deadline day

It was a low-key end to the transfer window, but that didn't stop some clubs from going all out on their social media transfer announcements.

Step forward Newport County and their Grand Theft Auto effort. Any good?


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Published: February 4, 2021 11:32 AM


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