Despite being 35 years old, Lionel Messi continues to break records in his illustrious career without any sign of slowing down.
PSG’s Argentinian star may have his contract running out this summer, but he proved his mettle by providing the assist for Mbappe’s second goal in PSG’s 2-1 victory over Angers SCO on Friday night.
With 15 assists and 15 goals, he has maintained his good form from the World Cup, dominating the Ligue 1 table.
On Twitter, OptaJean highlighted that Messi joined two players who recorded 15 or more goals and 15 or more assists in a single season since 2006-07.
These players were none other than Eden Hazard, who achieved the feat in the 2011/12 season (20 goals and 16 assists), and Kylian Mbappe, who set the record last season (28 goals and 17 assists).
Lionel Messi had a difficult first season in Ligue 1, managing only six goals and 15 assists, which is a stark contrast to his performance in La Liga, where he played for his boyhood club Barcelona.
Now, it is clear that Lionel Messi has adapted well to the Ligue 1, as he has emphatically surpassed his numbers from the last season with six games still remaining to play.
Despite his remarkable performances, Lionel Messi’s future is still uncertain. Rumours of a potential return to Barcelona are heating up as the summer transfer window approaches.
PSG’s early exits in the Champions League in the last two seasons may also be a factor in the decision of the Rosario-born attacker.
Having won the World Cup just four months ago, Messi will be looking for the perfect way to close out one of the most impressive and decorated careers of all time.