Messi wasted no time in impacting the match, and an incredible Neymar assist in the ninth minute of the game on Saturday.
Pablo Sarabia played a ball at Messi who gently patted the ball behind him with his weaker right foot.
He seemed to direct the ball to his Brazilian teammate, who hit a low ball.
Messi 🤝 Neymar 💥 goal
Good job down the left as Messi cuts through Sarabia to find Neymar who found the bottom corner 🔥
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Football on BT Sport (btsportfootball) August 6, 2022
Did Messi mean his pass to Neymar? Well, fans online think so.
Messi with the greatest help ever for Neymar there
– J. (Messilizer) August 6, 2022
Was Messi meant to provide that pass?
– Liam (ThatWasMessi) August 6, 2022
If Messi meant that pass, that’s amazing
-. (@liamutd_) August 6, 2022
Oh my God Messi what a helper. out of this world.
Totally mean it
– mltFCB (MLTFCB) August 6, 2022
Messi’s touch to help is crazy
– Barcelona Pictures #14 (Barca__pictures) August 6, 2022
Someone tweeted: “The touch – he meant to do this, didn’t he? It’s absolutely incredible, you can tell by the way he looks over his shoulder that it was intentional.”
The second wrote: “Messi meant it, and no one tells me otherwise.”
A third added: “What a help.”