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5 former Barcelona superstars who enjoyed a great connection with Lionel Messi on the pitch

Jidonu Mauyon
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#4. Xavi Hernandez

The Spaniard was able to forge perfect chemistry with the playmaker on the pitch
The Spaniard was able to forge perfect chemistry with the playmaker on the pitch

One of the finest central midfielders of all time, Spanish International Xavi Hernandez is also one of the few Barcelona superstars who were able to establish a fruitful connection with the Argentine maestro during their time together at the Nou Camp.

Also a product of La Masia, Messi and Xavi both emanated from the same Barcelona youth system, and although the midfielder became a Blaugrana before Messi, they both shared the brightest moments of their careers together.

Both superstars were pioneers of Barcelona's golden era under Pep Guardiola, enforcing the Blaugrana's famous tiki-taka system that brought a lot of fortune to the Nou Camp including a historic sextuple in 2009. They shared a telepathic relationship during their times together and they could find each other on the pitch even with their eyes closed.

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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