Lionel Messi Sets Up Ansu Fati With Assist Of The Season Contender
Lionel Messi produced an assist of the season contender during Barcelona's La Liga victory over Levante.
Messi set up Fati in outrageous fashion to score his side's opening goal against Levante on Sunday.
Frenkie de Jong laid a pass to the Argentine who took a few touches before dispatching a stunning sweeping through ball to Fati who coolly slotted past the Levante keeper.
:fire: A quickfire double from Ansu Fati!
:large_blue_circle::red_circle: The 17-year-old has Barca 2-0 up and in complete control
What a pass from Messi to set the first goal up too! pic.twitter.com/jrbf7dbUmX
- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) February 2, 2020
Naturally, fans loved Messi's pass on social media.
Leo messi with his 12th assist of the season. What a lovely pass to Ansu Fati!:fire::fire:
- Tobi Samuel Snow (@iam_foleymessi) February 2, 2020
Messi with the assist of the weekend.
- Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) February 2, 2020
Messi in this one game has equaled Ronaldo's assists all this season(28 games) LMAO. pic.twitter.com/ukiGju94dU
- ɦombre10 (@Hombre10i) February 2, 2020
HOLY SHIT MESSI! What a fucking ball, ridiculous assist! Good finish from Ansu.
- #24 (@ElMessista10) February 2, 2020
"ASSIST OF THE SEASON FROM MESSI TO ANSU FATI," one social media user wrote.
A second wrote: "This is unarguably the best assist of the season!"
Another tweeted: "Messi out of this world assist."
Messi and Fati then combined again for Barcelona's second goal of the game as the club captain set up the 17-year-old starlet. What a partnership they're forging
2-0 Barcelona. Again Ansu Fati who scores, and again the assist from Messi. Good link-up between the 17 year old and the 32 year old. pic.twitter.com/8Ul6tNCJuy
- :gem: (@TheEuropeanLad) February 2, 2020
Barcelona went onto beat Levante 2-1 as they occupy second place in the league, three points behind league leaders Real Madrid.