‘Pass better than finish’ – Watch PSG star Fabian Ruiz’s assist of season to set up sublime Lionel Messi goal

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.

Fabian Ruiz picked out Lionel Messi with a sensational passCredit: BT Sport
Messi raced onto the ball and controlled it with consummate easeCredit: BT Sport
The Argentine then coolly slotted home with a delicate left-footed finishCredit: BT Sport
Messi celebrated his goal with Ruiz, right, after the Spaniard’s sublime passCredit: Getty

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”


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.

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