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The Stunned Professional Footballer Reaction To That Messi/Suarez Penalty

The Stunned Professional Footballer Reaction To That Messi/Suarez Penalty
By Mikey Traynor

The stats will say that Leo Messi missed a penalty, and that Luis Suarez bagged his hat-trick in the 82nd minute of Barcelona's 6-1 thumping of Celta Vigo, but everyone who saw it knows that they witnessed something really special.

Was it the first time we've ever seen the 'assist-penalty' attempted? No, Johann Cruyff pulled if off for Ajax way back when, although he got the goal:

And Thierry Henry and Robert Pires combined to mess it up completely:

But tonight Messi executed the move to perfection in setting up Luis Suarez:

The internet went berzerk.

Twitter absolutely erupted after that moment of absolute cheek, and leading the charge were Messi's fellow pros who had to tell the world that they were watching:

And Troy Deeney saw it live. Magical stuff.

Watch: Leo Messi Provides A Majestic Assist For Suarez With One Flick Of His Left Boot

Watch: Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, And A Penalty You're Going To See For A Very Long Time

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