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 By PA Sport

Lionel Messi didn't invent the two-man penalty - A brief history of a trick play

Lionel Messi passed to Luis Suarez, left, rather than shoot his penalty on Sunday.

Barcelona found a new way to wow football fans on Sunday night with a memorable penalty routine against Celta Vigo.

Rather than shoot, Lionel Messi passed his spot kick forward, allowing teammate Luis Suarez to run on and complete his hat trick.

It was a breathtaking piece of play from Luis Enrique's side, with even the coach not appearing to have been in on the idea.

The goal is sure to be played for years to come and goes down as one of the sport's most memorable penalties.

However, it is not the first of its kind. Here's a list of some of those players who have tried to do likewise in the past -- with mixed results.

Rik Coppens and Andre Piters - 1957

The first recorded "tap penalty" came in a clash between Belgium and Iceland in 1957. Belgium's Coppens took the kick, played it to Piters and he returned the favour for Coppens to score with bewildered goalkeeper Bjorgvin Hermannsson looking on.

Mike Trebilcock and John Newman - 1964

Trebilcock, an FA Cup winner with Everton, scored a tap penalty while playing for Plymouth. In union with teammate Newman, Trebilcock pulled the stunt against Manchester City, saying years later, "I was playing for Plymouth Argyle at the time, and Big Malcolm Allison was the manager. It was one of his mad ideas."

Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olsen - 1982

Dutch master Cruyff ensured himself of another place on future highlight reels when he and Ajax teammate Jesper Olsen played a one-two from the spot, with Cruyff scoring against Helmond Sport.

Robert Pires and Thierry Henry - 2005

Desperate to get in on the two-man penalty act, Arsene Wenger's Arsenal made a less-than-impressive job of it. In a game against Manchester City, Robert Pires ran up to take the kick but mishit the ball, meaning the onrushing Thierry Henry was out of sync. Sylvain Distin cleared and the pair were left red-faced.


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