The vital 3-1 victory against Lens by Paris Saint-Germain featured Lionel Messi performing at or near his electrifying best. Just before halftime, the Argentine scored the team’s third goal, combining brilliantly with Kylian Mbappe, who also scored.
PSG now sits nine points ahead of Lens in second place and appears destined to win the Ligue 1 championship once more in May.
But getting back to Messi, he now leads all footballers in history with 495 goals scored in the top five leagues in Europe. The 35-year-old has contributed 18 assists and 20 goals to PSG this season across all competitions.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who won the famous Golden Ball trophy at the 2022 World Cup with Argentina, is continuing his scorching form there.
[VIDEO] Lionel Messi reacts to being called ‘WORLD CHAMPION’
On Saturday night at the Parc des Princes, one fan wanted to remind Messi of his title as “world champion” before the game.
The PSG superstar was yelled at while warming up, “Go ahead, world champion!”
Messi’s smile when a fan called him the World Champion 🐐🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/0GOBBPDsxx
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