Watch: Lionel Messi pulls of outrageous dummy to set up Griezmann’s goal
Despite starting on the bench for Barcelona‘s game against Real Betis, Lionel Messi still managed to steal the show at the Camp Nou.
Messi was rested by manager Ronald Koeman but with the game tied at 1-1, the club’s all-time record goalscorer entered the fray after half-time and quickly provided approximately the millionth reminder of his genius.
Attacking a Jordi Alba cross, Messi’s step-over took both the Betis goalkeeper and the closest defender out of the game. Antoine Greizmann had the easy task of netting an open goal.
Genius from Messi! 🙌
Just on the pitch, the captain's brilliant dummy sets Griezmann up for a tap-in 🔥 pic.twitter.com/QyRWjYXd26
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) November 7, 2020
Messi then scored two goals of his own before Pedri made it 5-2 to Barcelona in the closing stages.