A compilation of Lionel Messi's masterclass against Lyon has gone viral and shows he's back to his very best.
Messi scored the only goal of the game as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 1-0 on Sunday.
He played a big role in the build-up to his own goal as Neymar eventually picked him out, with the Argentine slotting home with a delightful side-footed strike.
Aside from his goal in the fifth minute, Messi was extremely influential as he ran the game from deep. He adopted a playmaking role, creating a series of chances for his teammates.
The 35-year-old showed off his vision, spraying passes all over the park in a sensational performance.
His individual highlights against Lyon have since emerged online and it makes for incredible viewing.
Needless to say, Messi's latest showing for PSG sent social media wild.
One Twitter user wrote: "How can you watch Messi play like this in every week and say someone else is better?"
A second tweeted: "Another week another masterclass."
A third added: "Man is 34, took a year off and settled in and is now back at the top."
Another commented: "He is still the best player in the world."
Lionel Andrés Messi ❤️💙 pic.twitter.com/dWLzcTWnvi— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 18, 2022
After scoring just six league goals last season, Messi has already bagged four league goals this season as he returns to his best version.
The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner endured a fairly underwhelming campaign in his debut PSG season, but he's cooking now and showing the football world he still has plenty to offer.
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