Watch Messi’s ‘unreal’ assist for Neymar as pair continue great start to season

LIONEL MESSI certainly has a knack for producing an eye-catching pass, and he has provided once again with stunning assist for Neymar.

The former Barcelona man found some space in the midfield and then chipped a ball over two lines of defensive block and into the path of Neymar who was making a run behind the defence.


Messi has seven assists in nine games this seasonCredit: Reuters

Neymar showed off his own quality by delightfully bringing the ball down and finishing into the bottom corner.

Fans were quick to heap praise on the pass.


Another said: “His execution always matches his vision when it comes to these type of passes, mental.”

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A third highlighted the rekindled partnership between the assistee and the goalscorer: “Messi and Neymar together,” and followed it up with three tears of joy emojis.

This season Messi appears to be enjoying his football again, and in his new role as a playmaker he has produced some breathtaking assists.

The 35-year-old has now registered seven assists for Paris Saint-Germain this season, with another four goals to boot.

While he has not hit the heights with his goalscoring in Paris, his creative numbers are as good as ever.

Messi has 22 assists in 43 games for PSG, even more than the likes of creative masters Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold since the start of last season.

Neymar has also been in electric form at the start of this campaign, and has 10 goals to his name in just nine appearances along with an extra seven assists.

Despite this, the Brazilian’s season has been marred by a feud with team-mate Kylian Mbappe.

The pair have butted heads this season after Mbappe signed a new deal which has reportedly given him more say over decision-making at PSG.

After Mbappe took a penalty away from Neymar earlier in the campaign and subsequently missed it, Neymar took to Twitter and liked some tweets criticising the Frenchman.

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The pair were reportedly hauled in to sort out the issue, and based on the harmonious on-pitch performances you wouldn’t guess there was a problem.

In the game against Brest today, Messi also added to his unfortunate record of hitting the post as the woodwork denied him a goal of his own – but the game ended 1-0.