A Compilation Of Lionel Messi's 'Pre-Assists' Proves What An Absolute Genius He Is
A video compilation of Lionel Messi's best 'pre-assists' shows that he is an absolute wizard with the ball at his feet.
Messi is one of the best passers of a ball in world football and it's almost as vital to his skill set as goalscoring.
'Pre-assists' can be deadlier than the actual assist in some cases and it's especially true when it comes to the 32-year-old.
There's vision and then there's Messi-level vision.
Passes on show in the video range from long ranged lobs to intricate little flicks that bamboozle defenders rushing towards him.
One key pre-assist came in Barcelona's Champions League semi-final second leg tie against Bayern Munich.
Barca had won the first leg 3-0 but the Bavarians were managed by Pep Guardiola and were dangerous at the Allianz Arena.
But Messi received the ball inside the first 15 minutes and executed a pinpoint ball for Luis Suarez to run on to.
The Uruguayan times his run perfectly and squared the ball for Neymar to tap home and give the Blaugrana a vital away goal.
They lost the game 3-2 but won the tie 5-3 showing how important the away goal was.
Comments on the video shower the diminutive Argentine with praise for his ability at finding a teammate.
One reads: "Lionel can just about do everything known to football. He is the most versatile player in the world, you could literally put him anywhere on the pitch and he'll do just as good if not better.
"He is always in the build up play. His intelligence for football is just ridiculously incredible, and I take my hat off to Barca for that. He is the closest player in football history to reach perfection. There is no one like Lionel Messi, there will never be. GOAT."
While another states: "Leo Messi is the best playmaker ever."
A third simply claims: "This is why Messi is the best player in the world atm. This is why he is better then Cristiano Ronaldo. Not that I say CR7 is a bad player, he is great, but Messi is something else, he is from another planet, born to be the best."
It just shows how many appreciate Messi's wizardry on the pitch no matter where he is or what he's doing.
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