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Lionel Messi plays beautiful ball to set up Neymar goal

Ryan Sidle

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Lionel Messi plays beautiful ball to set up Neymar goal

Featured Image Credit: beIN Sport

Lionel Messi showed his incredible passing ability with a perfect ball over the top of the defence, as Neymar gave PSG the lead against Brest.

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Things may not have always been perfect for PSG this season when it comes to members of their front three, with some issues between Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, but on the pitch they're managing to forget all about that.

All three of their famous forward trio, with Messi adding his skills to the other two, are on pretty scintillating form so far in the infancy of this campaign.

Messi didn't have a great start to life in Paris last season but his assists last weekend for both of his teammates really showed that he's starting to cook.

On Saturday he was back at it again, as PSG welcomed Brest to the Parc des Princes, wearing their beautiful new third kits for the first time.

In the 30th minute, the Argentine lifted a perfect ball over the defence for Neymar to get on the end of, and the Brazilian finished brilliantly.

Things could have been worse for Brest earlier in the game, when Christophe Herelle took Neymar out about 20 yards out from goal.

The referee gave a red card for Herelle being the last man, however VAR managed to save the away team, with the former Barcelona man offside when the ball was played.

That meant the decision was overturned and instead the visitors were given a free kick, see sometimes the system does actually work.

Pierre Lees-Melou wasn't as lucky however though, he'd been booked for his reaction to the red card and that couldn't be overturned.

The reprieve only lasted six minutes however, with Messi and Neymar soon combining to put the home side ahead.

Neymar celebrates his goal. Image: Alamy
Neymar celebrates his goal. Image: Alamy

The goal against Brest was the eighth of the season already for the 30-year-old in Ligue 1, who also has six assists, and has been the form players for his team.

Messi has three goals himself and the chip for his teammate was the seventh time in the league that he's set one of them up, already an improvement on last season's form.

And not to forget Mbappe, the World Cup winner has also bagged himself seven goals this season but is yet to assist anyone, so maybe his teammates are correct in their arguments and not him...

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1, Neymar, Lionel Messi

Ryan Sidle
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