VIDEO: Messi’s sublime highlights reel from Barcelona win over Eibar is something to beholdPublished January 24, 2017
Lionel Messi has made a stellar start to 2017, but even by the Barcelona star’s ridiculously high standards, his performance against Eibar over the weekend was something to behold.
Playing in a more withdrawn role behind split strikers Neymar and Luis Suarez, Messi was at the heart of just about everything that was good about the Blaugrana in the 4-0 win in the Basque country.
Indeed, the video below shows the Argentine to be the architect of five glorious moves from Luis Enrique’s men, with his full range of passing evident as he made light work of Eibar’s defensive structures.
In the jaw-droppingly good highlight reel, La Pulga can be seen passing, probing and toying with the opposition; creating chances for the likes of Suarez and Neymar at will on a day when he also registered his fifth goal in six appearances since the turn of the year.
The impressive display was the foundation from which the La Liga holders recorded their emphatic victory in Ipurua.
Goals from Denis, Messi, Suarez and Neymar were the difference between the two sides in a win that sees the Catalan giants remain just two points behind frontrunners Real Madrid- albeit having played a game more.