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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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#3. Andres Iniesta

Iniesta demonstrated a perfect understanding with Messi on the pitch
Iniesta demonstrated a perfect understanding with Messi on the pitch

Similar to Xavi, Andres Iniesta is also a product of Barcelona's famous academy, La Masia - the same that produced Messi and a host of other Barcelona superstars including the likes of Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Rafinha Alcantara, and Sergi Roberto.

Their connection was a great joy to watch, with the Argentine functioning as a false centre-forward and Iniesta deployed as an attacking midfielder, and they combined perfectly to tear opposition defences apart while maintaining a strong telepathic understanding between each other.

Like Xavi, Iniesta also enjoyed the brightest moments of his career alongside Messi during Barca's Golden Era under Pep Guardiola and they won a lot of trophies at the Nou Camp, including the UEFA Champions League, the LaLiga, the Copa Del Rey as well as sharing the Ballon d'Or podium on a number of occasions.

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a Sports Journalist and a football freak from Lagos, Nigeria. He loves to write about everything that happens within the four corners of the soccer pitch, as well as relevant stories from outside it. He started his writing career in 2015 and he has moved forward to contribute tons of pieces on the web - becoming a regular author in many of the top Football Platforms - including the likes of Sportainment, Sportskeeda, CubeSoccer, and IRAIW. He covers a lot of topics relating to the English Premier League, the La Liga, Seria A, Bundesliga and the Ligue 1. He is also a great follower of FC Barcelona and a die-hard Lionel Messi fan. You can contact him on Facebook and Twitter.
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