Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t able to play in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash between Juventus and Barcelona, but at least his eternal rival Lionel Messi was on the Allianz Stadium pitch.
And it was no surprise that Messi had a big role to play in the game’s opening goal.
Ousmane Dembele put the visitors 1-0 up in the 14th minute with a deflected effort from outside of the box, which lopped over Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
Messi provided the assist and the cross-field pass from the Argentine maestro was out of this world.
After receiving the ball from Pedri close to the half-way line, Messi spotted Dembele unmarked on the opposite flank and pinged an inch-perfect pass to his teammate.
You can watch Messi’s glorious pass in all its glory here…
That is superb.
The noise of Messi’s pass makes it that bit more special, too.
Let’s check out some of the best reaction to Messi’s assist from social media…
It was also his 300th career assist...
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