Lionel Messi can barely go without a week to prove that he exists on another level compared to other players. His defense-splitting pass to Luis Suarez turned out to be astonishing last night.
It becomes incredibly tough to describe Lionel Messi because, in a poor season, he would still rack up goals and assists to sit at the top of the tree despite the failure of his team to win accolades. He is that kind of player who needs just a moment to take the game away from you.
In the game against Getafe last night, the Argentine scored the opening goal and Luis Suarez added the next before the opponent Jaime Mata pulled one back which turned out to be a consolation goal.
Lionel Messi always pulls something outrageous every single week. In the game against Getafe, he was able to split 6 defenders to pass the ball remarkably to Luis Suarez yesterday night.
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This Lionel Messi pass is, err…
Ridiculous. 🤯👽 pic.twitter.com/0kO2v1gqJp
— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) January 6, 2019
Only FIFA can explain how the Argentine finished fifth in the Balloon d’Or place despite leading the way in terms of goals and assists in the top five European leagues last year. Despite turning 31 last June, he seems to be getting better like wine.
It did not take too long for him to get into the scoresheet this year as he was able to tap the ball in from close range to give Barcelona the lead. Nineteen minutes afterward Luis Suarez’s thumping volley from outside the box did the damage to the hosts.
Despite that exquisite shot from the Uruguayan, it was Messi’s pass that caught the eye of plenty of fans.
Here is how Twitter reacted to it..
We live in the same time as Lionel Messi. What a bunch of lucky bastards we are. pic.twitter.com/qikkrjsFxp
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) January 6, 2019
Lionel Messi just did this. This is a crazy pass. He is a freak 😳 pic.twitter.com/XFEQWdgpvv
— World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) January 6, 2019
Only three players in World Football can pull that kind of a pass off.
1. Lionel Messi
2. Mesut Özil
3. Kevin De Bruyne https://t.co/hy6guPZQiy
— MASTER BRUCE 🦇 (@maphororams) January 6, 2019
Lionel Messi scored the first goal of the new year for FC Barcelona while also providing a pass of the season candidate. https://t.co/mNjeGQjVOv
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) January 6, 2019
It was a game of two halves, but Barcelona had more in their package to come away with all three points on Sunday. Besides, there is icing on the cake for the Catalans as Real Madrid lost yet another game in the La Liga to Real Sociedad.
The compelling gap between the two sides has become ten points, twenty games into the season. They ran over Real Madrid at Nou Camp on October 28 with the scoreline showing 5-1. The reverse fixture will take place on March 3rd at Santiago Bernabeu.
Barcelona will play Levante in the Copa Del Rey Round of 16 on Thursday before taking on Eibar at home on Sunday in the La Liga.