11 Sports Highlights From August That You’ll Want to See Again (Soccer Special)

With the Euros and Copa America finishing up in July, August was all about the return of club soccer. I should have said ‘football’ being a Brit, but I’m a sucker for alliteration, so welcome to August’s Soccer Special Sports Roundup. Don’t worry I’ve still included a few other sports highlights in here too!

1 – The EPL Returns

The most entertaining league in the world, the English Premier League returned to action in August and the opening weekend certainly didn’t disappoint.

The pick of the goals was clearly new Aston Villa man Danny Ing’s sensational volley.

Premier League newcomers Brentford have been a refreshing addition, both for their impressive displays on the pitch, and their football family vibe off of it. Here’s a piece of class from Bees manager Thomas Frank celebrating the club’s brilliant opener vs Arsenal and sharing the good times with the fans.

2 – Libertadores Magic 

The best of the best in South America come together for the CONMEBOL Libertadores, and that’s when moments of brilliance happen like this Ings-esque goal:

3 – Monsieur Messi

Speaking of the best of South America, how could we leave out the sensational story of Lionel Messi’s move from Barcelona to PSG?! His debut may have only been for 24 minutes after coming on for Neymar, but it broke all kinds of records.

PSG vs Reims was the most watched Ligue 1 game on French TV ever, with 10.5 million people tuning in. Over in Spain two million watched along, making it the most viewed French football league game ever.

Another unwanted record for the Argentine was that Messi was the most fouled player of the match, remember, he was only on the pitch for 24mins! He may have to get used to that.

4 – Over in España 

Speaking of Spain, check out this incredibly creative finish from Valencia’s Carlos Soler.

5 – Terrific Texas 

El Paso Locomotive FC… love the team name! But I love this sensational finish even more. It looks great from every angle.

6 – MLS All-Star Game 

Americans do things a little differently to the rest of the world. You’d never see a bunch of Premier League players team up mid-season to take on La Liga’s best players (although I’d love to see it). Well that’s what MLS and Mexico’s Liga MX did for the All-Star game. The game was given a bit of extra spice thanks to the international rivalries.

An entertaining 1-1 game went to penalties and New England Revolution’s GK Matt Turner ensured the win for MLS All-Stars.

7 – Pre-Season Football 🏈

Sticking with the US, and shifting gear to their version of football. Well it’s in pre-season and it has been delightful so far.

This angle of the Dolphins’ Hail Mary win. 🤤

8 – Who needs two?

Seriously, who needs two when you can beautifully catch a ball one-handed like this.

9 – High School Football 🥊

Ironton – sounds like a place that my family way back must have founded. 😉🔨

Anyway, back to the action, what a way to win a game!

10 – Pro Boxing Debut for Ali’s Grandson 

Also in August, the GOAT Muhammad Ali’s 21-year-old grandson Nico Ali Walsh scored a TKO win over Jordan Weeks in his impressive pro boxing debut.

Expect a lot more from this guy!

11 – MLBonus 

I’ll finish up with some top MLB highlights.

The caption they used describes this perfectly…

You’re not tagging me…

What a catch…

Stand out performance of the month goes to…

If you enjoyed this sports highlights roundup check out the best bits from July .