Thiago Alcantara Is Responsible For One Of The Most Satisfying Passes Ever
Thiago Alcantara is an absolute joy to watch for Bayern Munich and makes everything look easy. Just look at his outrageous pass against Hamburg, for instance.
The Spain international's glorious pre-assists is being shared around social media again and we're not complaining one bit. Thiago cuts across the ball in sublime fashion on the half volley, sending Franck Ribery through down the left with the most satisfying pass.
The slow motion replays capture an absolute moment of magic from one of the most gifted midfield players in the game.
Ribery picks out Joshua Kimmich, who scores at the far post. But it's all about the utter wizardry from Thiago, who has a wild celebratory embrace with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and reacts as though his pass was as important as the ball being stuck into the net.
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With such incredible technique as demonstrated as above, it's no wonder there's a compilation showing the former Barcelona player has "mastered the art of passing".
Another superb bit of brilliance we can file under "most satisfying passes in German football" comes from Thiago's teammate Benjamin Pavard when he was at VFB Stuttgart.
Playing in the second tier of German football, the Frenchman conjured up a glorious assist in October 2016.
Benjamin Pavard might have played the most beautiful pass we've ever seen :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/bDZlc7AeHk- The Premier League is BACK on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 9, 2019
Receiving the ball in his own half just two minutes into the game, Pavard cuts the Greuther Furth defence in half with one glorious pass straight through the lines and in the path for his striker to slot home.
Like his gorgeous goal in the World Cup two years ago, it's so, so satisfying to watch and something you can watch on loop without any hesitation.