Lionel Messi's best career passes have been compiled into one brilliant video

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You would think that after all this time, Lionel Messi would have run out of ways to leave us breathless, but alas, the man knows no limits.

At the age of 32, most footballers would be looking towards retirement as their game time begins to decline and their bodies start to buckle under the weight of a professional career.

Messi just keeps on keeping on though, banging in goals for fun as his ceaseless pursuit of greatness roars on.

However, there is so much more to Messi's mysticism than just his obscene goal-scoring prowess.

While his ability to beat the keeper from any distance and any angle is unsurprisingly what takes the headlines, that magicians wand of a left foot is unrivalled when it comes to picking out teammates.

A video doing the rounds on social media today shows just how adept Messi is at splitting defences on biblical proportions and it's well worth a watch.

Unreal, simply unreal - Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson eat your hearts out.

Playing with Messi must be an absolute dream and you can see just how much his colleagues trust him.

Time and time again they set off running, knowing full well that somehow Messi will pick them out.


It all looks so simple too, with just a nonchalant stroke of that left foot Messi will find space between the lines that a defender didn't even know existed.

Messi is surely the complete package and has to be favourite for the Ballon d'Or after the year he has had.

While trophies may have been at a premium, his numbers are supreme and not a single person would feel aggrieved if he is given his sixth golden ball in December.

 Virgil van Dijk has been brilliant, yes, but Messi has been in the mood all year long.

Hope there is some more room on the mantle, Leo - you're going to need it.

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