More Messi magic! PSG superstar Lionel is back at his dazzling best as he picks up TWO stunning assists in his side’s win over Saint-Etienne, with sensational footwork helping him to set up Kylian Mbappe twice
- Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Saint-Etienne on Saturday night
- Lionel Messi was at his magical best, having picked up two assists in the clash
- Social media users flocked to Twitter to praise on seven-time Ballon d’Or winner
Lionel Messi was back at his dazzling best for Paris Saint-Germain during their Ligue 1 victory over Saint-Etienne yesterday, with the superstar picking up two assists.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has endured a mixed start to life in France following his shock Barcelona exit, with his goal tally notably drying up this season.
However, he has still been able to make an impact under Mauricio Pochettino – with his series of impressive tee-ups for his team-mates catching the eye instead.
Lionel Messi picked up two assists in Paris Saint-Germain’s victory against Saint-Etienne
Indeed, two of them recently came about at the Parc des Princes. Messi’s stunning vision, technique and footwork were all on display for both of the goals.
Unsurprisingly, social media users have gone wild for his performance.
‘Messi – best goal scorer and playmaker of all time,’ one person said, before adding a goat emoji to their tweet.
The superstar weaved his way through the visitors’ defence to tee up Kylian Mbappe to fire in
A second wrote: ‘Nice to see Messi at his sublime best.’
‘Imagine thinking this man is finished,’ a third said. ‘Greatest of all time. Fact.’
A fourth, meanwhile, posted: ‘Picking out players with passes no one else would see for the first. Dancing through players like no one else could for the second.’
Finally, a fifth said: ‘Nah, the Messi – Mbappe link up is so beautiful to watch, man.’
Social media users heaped praise on Messi (left), with many saluting his magical abilities
PSG found themselves trailing by a goal before the 34-year-old burst to the fore, and the forward picked out Kylian Mbappe’s run in behind with a defence-splitting pass.
From there, Mbappe fired into the net, sparking a comeback from the giants.
Messi then followed up his first assist with another, showcasing the dribbling skills which made him one of the best players the sport has ever seen in the process.
On the edge of the penalty area, his immaculate close control allowed him to weave his way into the box, where he then laid off for Mbappe to clinically finish.
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