Why didn't Messi kick at the goal and passed instead? Perhaps I have not seen a scene like this before and after it. Was there a particular reason?

In 17 Impossible Things Only Messi Can Do - With Commentaries, he was at a penalty kick.

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But he did not kick towards the net, rather rolled the ball right, and Suárez scored a goal.

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    Johan Cruyff did it first. And only Messi knows why he passed it.
    – dly
    Jun 19 '21 at 7:00
  • 1
    Pires and Henry tried to do same with Arsenal but missed [youtube.com/watch?v=LjX7okJH-lQ]
    – bklups
    Jun 28 '21 at 14:46

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