PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN forward Fabian Ruiz produced a sensational pass for Lionel Messi to score in their 3-1 win over Montpellier.
The Argentine, 35, bagged his 14th goal of the season for the Ligue 1 champions on Wednesday night as they opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table.
But it was the assist which caught the eye more than the finish.
Hugo Ekitike found Spaniard Ruiz, 26, on the edge of the box and he slid a delightful ball through the eye of a needle for Messi.
The pass took three Montpellier players out of the game, before the Barcelona legend took one touch and slotted it home to give PSG a 2-0 lead.
Reacting to the goal on BT Sport’s social media, one person said: “Messi having the time of his life but no one’s talking about the brilliant pass”
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Another added: “The pass was way better! That should be the headline”.
And a third replied: “Can we talk about that pass from Fabian Ruiz tho? 😮💨”.
Ruiz, who joined PSG from Napoli for £19million in the summer, also scored the opening goal of the game to set PSG on their way to a comfortable win.
And their evening was rounded off by 16-year-old Warren Zaire-Emery scoring his first goal for the club.
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The win saw PSG extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to five points after Lens were beaten 1-0 at home by Nice.
The defeat sees Lens drop down to third, with Marseille moving up to second place.
PSG are looking to clinch a ninth league title in 11 seasons and also have one eye on the Champions League.
The French giants are keen to claim a first European crown, but face a tough last-16 tie against Bayern Munich.
The first leg of the blockbuster Champions League clash takes place in Paris on February 14, before the return leg in Munich on March 8.
Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk