This video chronicling the ten greatest assists ever made by Lionel Messi will remind you exactly why he is one of the greatest to ever do it.
Lionel Messi. It’s a name that will linger on in the minds of generations of football fans and regardless of whether you believe him to be the greatest on the planet over his rival Cristiano Ronaldo or not, his performances over the last 10 years have been nothing short of extraordinary.
There’s just something about Messi that causes us at times to just sit back and embrace the feeling of wonder that he makes us feel. His touch, vision and sheer unpredictability are second to none and despite all of the amazing and memorable goals he has scored over the course of his career, he is a master at splitting defences open with a swift dribble and well-timed pass and the video shown below highlights exactly why it is that he will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the beautiful game.
Ten fantastic assists for both club and country may be too small a number to do justice to the magical Argentine but the ones that have been picked out here are well worth a look.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena