Lionel Messi caught Celta Vigo players by complete surprise after delivering a sensational assist to Luis Suarez from a free-kick.
Barcelona travelled to the Municipal de Balaidos on Saturday for their La Liga clash and the Spanish side took the lead early in the first half.
And Messi stepped over the ball from about 22 yards out as Celta Vigo stationed two of their players on the line to deny the Barcelona captain.
⏱️ The wait for Lionel Messi's 700th career goal continues…
👌…but he did provide two assists, including this one, for Luis Suarez in a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.pic.twitter.com/UYIfJP6BUn
— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) June 27, 2020
However, the 33-year-old Argentine superstar fooled the opposition players by curling in a cross to Suarez, who slammed his headed effort past Ruben Blanco.
Another Messi assist to Suarez…Real GOAT🐐❤
— Nungua Zayn Malik🇬🇭 (@WahidHansen) June 27, 2020
— Alex 🥤💕🤟🏻 (@Nepovtorim11) June 27, 2020
Just watched Messi's assist to Suarez on that freekick that was trying to stop him from getting a goal, he still found a way!! 😂 WHAT A CHEATCODE MAN FOOTBALL IS TOO EASY FOR HIM #CeltaBarca pic.twitter.com/Isa9dDkyhn
— Walid (@WMK39_) June 27, 2020
Fans wasted no time in flocking to Twitter and praising the six-time Ballon d’Or winner for pulling off a magnificent assist for Barcelona’s opener.
Barcelona, who are locked in a heated title race with fierce rivals Real Madrid, lead 1-0 going into half-time.