Lionel Messi's incredible pass to Luis Suarez during Getafe win was a carbon copy

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It was a case of new year, same Lionel Messi as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-1 away from home on Sunday.

Messi broke the deadlock in the 20th minute by squeezing past two defenders and nutmegging goalkeeper David Soria before scoring from a tight angle.

A trademark volley from Luis Suarez then doubled Barca's lead 19 minutes later, with Getafe's Jaime Mata making it 2-1 just before the break.

Barcelona held on for victory to go five points clear at the top of La Liga, but the main topic of discussion was Messi's magic.

Moments after scoring his 399th La Liga goal, the Argentine produced a staggering through ball to Suarez to put him through on goal.

Suarez made the run in behind the defence and was duly found by Messi, whose pass evaded no less than five Getafe players. Unfortunately Suarez couldn't apply the finish.

Messi continued to demonstrate his unrivalled vision at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez and at one point he had six opponents around him but still managed to poke a pass through to Jordi Alba.

His ball to Suarez was the standout moment, though, and you can check it out below.

Football fans have come to expect this kind of vision from Messi and it turns out his pass to Suarez was a carbon copy of one he previously made.

In the video below, which we believe comes from last season, Suarez produces the exact same run and Messi plays in the Uruguayan with the exact same pass.

It sure wasn't his first time.

Messi and Suarez share a telepathic connection at Barcelona and these two videos suggest they rehearse passes like these in training. 

Jordi Alba
La Liga
Lionel Messi
Luis Suarez

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