Andres Iniesta: Barcelona legend's assist for Neymar v PSG is criminally underrated

Andres Iniesta in his prime was unstoppable

There haven't been many midfielders in history who can lay claim to being superior to Andres Iniesta.

In his prime at Barcelona, the Spanish magician made the professional game look like a walk in the park and it was a joy watching him weave his magic.

Iniesta was never a player who would score goals for fun or contribute close to 20 assists in a season, but what he produced on the pitch in his peak years is almost impossible to replicate.

'El Illusionista' used to glide around the pitch at Camp Nou, kickstarting attacks from deep and making fellow professionals feel inferior with his outrageous dribbling and passing abilities.

There are many video clips from down the years that perfectly illustrate the genius of Iniesta and perhaps the very best of the lot comes from 2015.

During that year, the World Cup winner played an instrumental role in Barcelona's Champions League triumph.

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The Vissel Kobe man contributed five assists throughout that European campaign, with the best of the lot coming in the team's home encounter versus Paris Saint-Germain.

Iniesta picked up the ball in his own half and proceeded to slice through PSG's team, before teeing up Neymar with a perfectly-weighted pass.

Take a look at his masterpiece here...

Video: Iniesta's incredible assist vs PSG in 2015

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Wow, wow, wow.

That is outrageously good and it seems odd that the assist is not waxed lyrical about more in the present day.

Because after watching the footage above, which we have done multiple times, it's hard to think of many better assists in modern times.

The skill level on show was of the highest order and Iniesta's moment of magic also came on one of the biggest stages in club football - the Champions League quarter-finals.

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'Don Andres' really was a special, special footballer and had it not been for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he would have won at least one Ballon d'Or.

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