Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) superstar Lionel Messi has turned out to be the first player across Europe’s main five leagues to score double-digit goals and give double-digit assists to his club side up until this point this season.
Messi put on a masterclass against Maccabi Haifa as the Argentine scored two goals and gave two assists during his group’s 7-2 win in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday (25 October).
He has now scored 11 goals and gave 12 assists in 16 games across all contests this campaign. Cody Gakpo is one more player in Europe’s main seven leagues to accomplish the milestone. The PSV Eindhoven winger has scored 12 goals and given 10 assists up to this point this season.
Lionel Messi helped Neymar during the game as the Brazilian scored a brilliant chip in the first half. The goal denoted Messi’s eleventh combination with the Brazilian that prompted an goal in the UEFA Champions League.
The Argentine’s performance against Maccabi Haifa was absolutely shining. He made eight last third sections and overseen five shots on goal alongside making four opportunities for his teammates.
Messi accomplished one more amazing accomplishment during the game. The 35-year-old turned into the most oldest player in the competition’s history to sack a bag of goals and assists.