Lionel Messi v Marco Reus: Which pass is better?

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Both Marco Reus and Lionel Messi enjoyed pretty good days at the office over the weekend.

Messi bagged his 26th La Liga strike when he rounded off another hat-trick in Barcelona's win over Levante last night, helping his side to a 5-0 win and keeping them just a point off of league leaders Real Madrid.


Reus meanwhile was also on the scoresheet as Borussia Dortmund claimed consecutive league wins for the first time this term with a 4-2 victory over Mainz that moved the 2013 Champions League finalists further away from the relegation zone.

The 25-year-old also penned a new long-term deal with Dortmund last week, turning down a potential move to Real Madrid in order to remain with his boyhood club.


Both also did something out of the ordinary during their respective wins; pulling off simply outrageous passes that us mere mortals can only dream of completing. Reus' produced an unbelievable assist for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang to score, bending the ball with the outside of his boot behind the Mainz defence for the Gabon forward to roll home.

Messi's didn't end in a goal but did demonstrate his pretty extraordinary technique. The Argentinian ace received a throw in near the halfway line, and rather than just popping it back to the taker he arched a long-range crossfield pass on the half volley to a team-mate without even looking.

Now, of course both are amazing but we want you to pick which one is better - so check out the videos and leave a comment in the section below! We think Messi's is so unique - how did he even think to try it?! - that he just has the edge....

Lionel Messi pass v Levante

Marco Reus pass v Mainz

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