Lionel Messi has done things on a football pitch no-one would have imagined and his assist at the weekend added to that ever-growing list
Ansu Fati scored two delightfully well taken goals in Barcelona's 2-1 home victory over Levante.
In doing so, the youngster broke a La Liga record!
Ansu Fati is the youngest player in LaLiga history to score multiple goals in a single game.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 2, 2020
102 seconds between them. Both assisted by Lionel Messi. pic.twitter.com/LpGzYXqgvc
✅ The youngest player to score a brace in La Liga history.— Goal (@goal) February 2, 2020
✅ The youngest Barcelona goalscorer in history.
✅ The youngest ever player to score at Camp Nou.
🤩 A star is born 🤩 pic.twitter.com/AW9RI7I7Ih
However the 17-year-old was not the one who stole the show. With a brace to his name, supporters only had one player on their mind. Lionel Messi.
The Argentinian was not on the score sheet but his assist for Fati's first strike was one which will live long in the memory and will be clipped up into compliations.
🔥 A quickfire double from Ansu Fati!— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) February 2, 2020
🔵🔴 The 17-year-old has Barca 2-0 up and in complete control
🤤 What a pass from Messi to set the first goal up too! pic.twitter.com/jrbf7dbUmX
Just how the 32-year-old saw that pass was unbelievable. The vision was exceptional and the delivery was out of this world.
Barcelona fans and neutrals were running out of superlatives to describe that assist.
30 minutes of relentlessly playing a runner in behind Levante's defensive line finally bears fruit: Ansu Fati shrugs off the last defender and finishes coolly.— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) February 2, 2020
Oh, and what a pass by Leo Messi 💫
Phenomenal pass from Messi, brilliant run from Ansu Fati AND a really composed finished from the youngster.— TalkFCB (@FCBNewsRoom) February 2, 2020
Lionel Messi might not be having the best 2020 infront of goal but again tonight he was incredible to watch. Missed several big chances but he dictated the game and carved out both goals for Ansu Fati the first pass sublime. He was absolutely magnificent in his creative play.— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) February 2, 2020
LIONEL MESSI WITH THE ASSIST OF THE SEASON 😍https://t.co/5AyPapJYM0— Lionel Messi Stuff (@LMessiStuff) February 2, 2020
Those two passes brought Lionel's stats up to 19 goals and 12 assists in 24 games for this season.