Look at that. Look at that!
He’s got eyes in the back of his head, Leo Messi.
Or, as they’d say in Spain, in Argentina:
Tiene ojos en la nuca…
Either that, or he’s got some sort of electronic homing device under his shirt, buzzing in the exact direction of Luis Suárez.
Because a pass like that just shouldn’t be happening.
It has no business being made, no business being thought up at all.
But it was. 1-0 Barcelona.
Messi assist for Suarez
Only Messi could see that ball pic.twitter.com/5duPrTAPYV
— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) December 16, 2018
A magic goal for Barça, and Messi turns the soccer world into the two-word repeating chorus of cliche that happens every time he takes the field:
That Messi assist: incredible. At least three times it looked like Levante had stopped him, but he kept on skipping past challenges before playing a perfect cross for Luis Suárez to open the scoring. And to think that some people judge Leo on goals alone…
— Ben Hayward (@bghayward) December 16, 2018
And on a night like tonight, it was only the opening salvo.
With symmetrical beauty, the rest of the 90 minutes went like this:
Lionel Messi vs Levante:
35' – Assist
43' – Goal
47' – Goal
60' – Goal
88' – Assist
— Maria-MessiTheGod (@Messi10Magician) December 16, 2018
Three goals, two assists—with the opening one to Suárez the highlight of them all.
A new add to their highlight reel.
Into the transcendent timeline of the Messi to Suárez Assist.
— Kashif Javed Afridi (@Kashif_Javed10) December 16, 2018