Video: Lionel Messi delivers pinpoint assist as Frenkie de Jong is rewarded for brilliant run as Barcelona take the lead against Huesca

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In the 26th minute of tonight’s La Liga encounter against Huesca, Barcelona took the lead after they shuttled the ball around midfield with a brilliantly-worked goal.

The ball was eventually handed to Lionel Messi deep on the left flank, the all-time great looked up and picked out a surging run from Frenkie de Jong with a pinpoint cross.

De Jong, who drifted into the centre with a wonderful bit of movement from the right side, slotted the ball into the back of the net from inside the six-yard box with a side-footed volley finish.

Pictures from Premier Sports and Z Select.

As it stands, Barcelona sit fifth in the La Liga table, Ronald Koeman’s men may have conceded in the title race already due to a shaky start, but if they can string together a run anything can happen.

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