Messi wasted no time influencing the game, setting up Neymar unbelievably in the ninth minute of Saturday’s game.
Pablo Sarabia passed the ball to Messi, who deftly bounced the ball behind him with his weaker right foot.
He appeared to pass the ball to his Brazilian teammate, who hit the ball home with a low drive.
Excellent performance on the left, as Serabbia’s cut was flicked by Messi and found Neymar who found the bottom corner🔥
Flagged PSG 🏎️ pic.twitter.com/8ryJTDTsEC
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 6, 2022
Did Messi intentionally pass the ball to Neymar? Well, netizens think so.
Messi delivers greatest assist ever for Neymar
— J. (@Messilizer) August 6, 2022
Is Messi going to provide that pass, that’s great
— Liam (@ThatWasMessi) August 6, 2022
It would be surprising if Messi meant passing
— . (@liamutd_) August 6, 2022
Oh my gosh, Messi, what an assistant. out of this world.
— mltFCB (@MLTFCB) August 6, 2022
Messi’s assists and touches are crazy
— Barca Picture #14 (@Barca__pictures) August 6, 2022
“Touching – he did it on purpose, didn’t he? It’s absolutely unbelievable, you can tell from the way he looked back that it was on purpose,” one tweet said.
Another wrote: “This is what Messi meant, no one told me otherwise.”
A third added: “What an assist.”