5 former Barcelona superstars who enjoyed a great connection with Lionel Messi on the pitch
#3. Andres Iniesta
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.