VIDEO: Watch Messi star for Barcelona's B team before making La Liga debut

Check out the Argentine's dazzling display as he inspired Barca's B team to a 2-0 win over Espanyol in September 2004


It won't be news to hear that Lionel Messi was tearing it up in Barcelona's youth teams, but the Spanish champions have now released footage showing exactly how far ahead he was of his peers.

This match footage comes from Barca B's 2-0 win over Espanyol B in September 2004 and the Argentine scored a sublime solo goal and provided a neat assist in the victory.

Messi would make his La Liga debut against Espanyol's senior team the following month, but here are the highlights of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner ripping Barca's rivals to pieces...