Lionel Messi Becomes The Third Player In Ligue 1 History To Record 15 Goals And Assists In Single Season

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Lionel Messi, despite being 35 years old, is still waxing strong and breaking more records and he is not looking like stopping soon.

Lionel Messi Becomes The Third Player In Ligue 1 History To Pass 15 Goals And Assist In A Season

Messi is not a newbie when it comes to breaking records, as he has broken several of them since his professional career kicked off.

Though the World Cup-Winning captain’s contract with PSG is set to expire by June, he isn’t looking like he will slow down anytime soon.

Messi assisted Kylian Mbappe as he scored his second goal against Angers SCO on Friday night in a match PSG later won 2-1.

The win against Angers SCO on Friday 21st April 2023, further strengthened PSG’s lead at the top of the table in French Ligue 1.

The assist from Lionel Messi saw his assist tally for the season reach 15 which adds to the 15 goals the Argentine has scored this season.

This milestone means that Messi has joined the other two players since the 2006/07 season to record 15 or more goals and 15 or more assists in a single season.

Messi becomes the third player to reach the milestone after Eden Hazard in the 2011/12 season (20 goals and 16 assists) and Kylian Mbappe, who hit the record last season (28 goals and 17 assists).

When Lionel Messi arrived at Ligue 1 side PSG in 2021, he has a very difficult season and struggled especially in finding the back of the net.

In his first season at PSG, Messi was only able to find the back of the net on 6 occasions but had an incredible record of 15 assists.

That was the lowest of Messi’s record since he made his professional debut for his boyhood club Barcelona in 2004.

Lionel Messi Becomes The Third Player In Ligue 1 History To Pass 15 Goals And Assist In A Season

While it is obvious now that the former Barcelona captain has adapted to French football, it is unsure if he will remain at the club this summer.

Lionel Messi is yet to commit himself at PSG as he has not signed a new contract amid rumors that he may return to his former club Barcelona.

Messi will be looking to end an illustrious career on a high after winning the World Cup in Qatar in December 2022.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Andrés Messi also known as Leo Messi is an Argentine footballer who was born on 24 June 1987.

The Argentine who spent most of his playing days in Barcelona now plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team.

Messi has won a record seven Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Before leaving Barcelona in 2021 – where he spent majority of his professional career – he won a club-record 34 trophies, including 10 La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles, and four UEFA Champions Leagues.

Messi is a prolific and creative playmaker and he currently holds the records of most goals in La Liga (474), most hat-tricks in La Liga (36) and the UEFA Champions League (eight), and most assists in La Liga (192) and the Copa América (17).

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