This Lionel Messi Pre-Assist Compilation For Barcelona Proves He's The Ultimate Playmaker

Lionel Messi's passing is on another level as perfectly illustrated by his epic 'pre-assist' compilation.

Lionel Messi doesn't only score goals but he also creates them. He's not content with that, either. He loves to be in the thick of the action, assisting the assist.

Time to gawk:

There's vision. Then there's Messi kind-of-vision. It's like he's playing with wing mirrors.

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old wizard played a stunning, stunning pass to Luis Suarez over the weekend against Getafe.

He found his Uruguayan teammate in sublime fashion.


He's capable of producing under intense pressure from the opposition, too.

Versus Getafe, Barcelona's No.10 was surrounded by six opponents on the edge of the area, but despite half the team clinging on to him like a magnet, he somehow managed to retain possession.

He ran towards the bunch, like a man possessed, and pierced a cutting pass to Arthur who overlapped him and managed to create a goalscoring opportunity.


The greatest? Well, many reckon so.

A Twitter user has compiled a thread consisting of ex-footballers, managers, current players and other footballing figures who have picked Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.

While the thread has more than 100 tweets, we have handpicked a nice selection.

The best ever? Let us know what you think.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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