Video: Expert Lionel Messi dazzles Villarreal before lovely assist to Luis Suarez to restore Barcelona lead

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In the 19th minute of Barcelona’s La Liga encounter with Villarreal, Quique Setien’s side restored their lead after some inspired work by Lionel Messi.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner expertly held off a challenge to control the ball after Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s goal kick before effortlessly flicking the ball over a Villarreal player.

Messi charged forward and held off pressure from two players before slipping the ball into Luis Suarez’s path, the talisman curled the ball into the top corner with a superb first-time finish.

Barcelona took the lead less than three minutes in after Pau Torres’ own-goal denied Antoine Griezmann the chance to score a superb back-heel flick.

Take a look at Suarez’s spectacular finish below:

Pictures from Premier Sports and La Liga TV.

Barcelona have looked much more fluid in the final third so far tonight after a couple of lacklustre performances.

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