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Lionel Messi started his first game of the new season for Barcelona on Wednesday and he produced a magical moment as his side beat Inter Milan.
Barcelona ran out 2-1 winners against Inter Milan in the Champions League thanks to two second-half strikes from Luis Suarez, but Messi inspired Barcelona's come-from-behind European victory with a stunning individual performance.
Messi, who's been struggling with his fitness, marked his first start of the campaign by producing a sublime assist for Suarez.
The 32-year-old skipped past two Inter Milan players in typically brilliant fashion before picking out Suarez who found the back of the net.
Lionel Messi at his dazzling best
The Argentine skips away from numerous challengers before laying in Luis Suárez for his second...
Just sublime :raised_hands: pic.twitter.com/2YDS0u0lR8
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 2, 2019
A fan also captured Messi's assist and it looks even better from the stands.
Lionel Messi's INSANE run from the stands:goat: pic.twitter.com/y8S9zeebdw
- LioMessiStuff (@LioMessiStuff) October 2, 2019
Messi's stats from the game prove that he's back to his best.
His Majesty's Stats
:crown: 3 shots on goal (T-GAME HIGH)
:crown: 6 scoring chances created (GAME HIGH)
:crown: 10 successful dribbles (GAME HIGH)#BarçaInter #Messi pic.twitter.com/ETAZxnNjCO
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 2, 2019
:bar_chart: ' Leo Messi vs Inter Milan
Accurate passes: 55/64 (86%)
Key passes: 6
Big chances created: 2
Ground duels: 13/17
Long balls: 2/3
The Best is back ladies and gentlemen :goat: pic.twitter.com/BaFbBROYl8
- Frenkie Chief :flag_nl: (@FrenkieStats) October 2, 2019
Speaking after his side's win at the Camp Nou, Messi warned: "I am still getting started.
"This the first time that I have completed 90 minutes. As the season goes on I will gradually let loose.
"There is a good relationship in the dressing room. We have a very united group. 'We had trouble getting going in this game but we are getting better."
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde spoke glowingly about his star man.
"It's the first game he started and finished," he said.
"And it was the first game with a real physical strain because of the rival. And we know he can decide a game with one piece of skill."