PSG midfielder Lionel Messi has broken another personal record after delivering a vintage performance in the French giants’ 4-3 comeback win vs Troyes on Saturday evening.
The Argentine forward recorded an assist and created two goal-scoring chances for teammates in Paris Saint-Germain’s win, which takes them to 35 points for the season.
Messi had a difficult time maintaining possession in the final third against Troyes, as he lost all nine of his ground duels and failed to log a successful dribble. Still, he managed to make the most out of his time on the ball thanks to the two goal contributions notched in the fixture.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner’s assist to Neymar in the second half of the contest was the 10th assist of his Ligue 1 campaign. According to OPTA, Messi’s successful assist effort was a new personal record-setting one, as the ex-Barca man has now tallied 10 assists in 12 league matches played this season.
10 – Lionel Messi's fewest games in a Top 5 European Leagues campaign to deliver 10 assists :
2010-11 : 14
2018-19 : 14
2021-22 : 16
2008-09 : 19
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 29, 2022
Messi’s previous high for this stat sat at 14 matches, which he accomplished over the 2010-2011 La Liga season with Barcelona.
The PSG midfielder will now set his sights set on leading the French giants to a key UEFA Champions League win over Juventus on matchday six of this season’s group stage.