Messi started and finished the slick move after exchanging passes with Neymar and curled the ball expertly past the despairing dive of goalkeeper Anthony Lopes for his fourth league goal of the season on Sunday. They both needed only five minutes to combine for Paris Saint-Germain’s goal in a 1-0 win at Lyon in the French league as leader PSG moved two points clear of second-place Marseille.
Neymar was making his 100th league appearance for PSG, during which time he has been involved in 121 goals (77 goals and 44 assists). His partnership with Messi is getting closer to what it was at Barca when they shared 299 goals from 2013-17. Lyon got into the game more in the first half and Alexandre Lacazette had a shot saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, but also missed a free header from close to the goal.