Cristiano Ronaldo told 'put on your mask', Lionel Messi's Barcelona future looks rosy in pink - best of the week

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

International week has kept the football flowing ahead of the new season, and it has helped to keep Cristiano Ronaldo in the news at a time when fellow superstar Lionel Messi has been dominating the limelight with his troubles at Barcelona.

Elsewhere, the big money transfers are rolling in - especially at Chelsea with Kai Havertz joining the likes of Timo Werner - and a selection of jazzy new kits have been unveiled across the leagues.

Cristiano Ronaldo gets a telling off

He may be the world's best, or second best, player, and may have been sitting in the crowd without anyone next to him, but for Cristiano Ronaldo or anyone else, rules are rules.

The Portuguese was in the stands as his nation beat Croatia 4-1, but his lapse in protocol was spotted by an official who made it clear he needed to mask-up.

He swiftly obliged.


Barcelona fans tickled pink by Messi kit shots

Barcelona unveiled their colourful new third kit - and who better to model it than club legend Lionel Messi?

The image the club used failed to escape the attention of almost every fan, given how horribly photoshopped it looked.

Has Messi really been happily posing in the club's kit during the battleground of the past few weeks?

I think not.


'Kia' Havertz ready to steer Chelsea to glory

Eagled-eyed Twitter users were quick to spot the typo in Chelsea's announcement that they had signed young German star Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.

Those who watch him regularly say he makes plenty of "driving" runs from midfield, has "great acceleration", and can really "go through the gears".


Gareth Bale's hair

Gareth Bale has made the headlines regularly during the past few months.

None of them have been for performances on the pitch, however, having been involved in just three matches since February.

The Welsh Wonder has this week caught the eye for his impressive head of hair.

Anyone else think he should wear it long like Argentine legend Claudio Caniggia?


Thiago and Rodri: masters of keep-uppy

There's something mesmeric about watching Spain's Thiago and Rodri play keepy-uppy in training before their international against Germany.

It's like watching a daredevil walk a tightrope above a canyon - and wondering if he'll fall, whereas in this case it is who will mess up this sequence and ruin the keepy-uppy poetry-in-motion.


Chelsea's new kit creates a stir

Inspired by trainers? Possibly. A Chelsea thing? No way.

Crystal Palace are spot on with that observation after Chelsea released their new kit which looks remarkably like every Palace home kit of the past 30 years.


More 'Best of the Week':

Ronaldo 'models new Hull City kit', Bayern's Alphonso Davies asks Justin Trudeau for trip home

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