Luis Suarez reveals the truth behind Lionel Messi's pass penalty against Celta Vigo

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A few months back, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez broke the internet after they combined to score their infamous 'pass penalty' against Celta Vigo.

Messi, who doesn't have a brilliant record from 12 yards, lined up to take his spot-kick but rather than shooting, he deftly rolled the ball to his side for Suarez to slot home.

It was lauded as a moment of genius by some, who saw echoes of Johan Cruyff's iconic pass to Jesper Olsen for Ajax in 1982, while others saw it as disrespectful to Celta Vigo.

Now Suarez has revealed that while it may have still been a moment of genius from the pair, the execution didn't go exactly to plan. Why? Because Suarez wasn't actually meant to be the one putting the ball in the net. Neymar was.

A look back at the clip shows both Neymar and Suarez closing in to shoot once Messi had passed, and it was the former Liverpool man who got there first.

In a video filmed with the F2 Freestylers, released on YouTube earlier this week, Suarez is asked about the penalty and whose idea it was - only for goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to reveal what was actually meant to happen.

"He wasn't involved!" The German 'keeper says, while Suarez laughs in the background before saying 'yes!' in confirmation - you can check out the conversation below (go to 6m1s).

Suarez's instincts for goal have been on display this season; he's currently top scorer in La Liga ahead of the final two games - during which the title will be decided.

Barcelona are level on points with Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, but hold the advantage because of their superior head-to-head record. Real Madrid meanwhile are just one point behind both sides. All three are in action today.

Can Barcelona retain their title or will either Madrid side steal it from them?

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