Lionel Messi made his return to action in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 home win over Reims in Ligue 1 play, which was a match where the Argentine forward reached a notable feat.
Messi featured in 27 minutes as a second half substitute in the contest. In one sequence while on the pitch, he appeared to have logged an assist after he dished off a keen pass to midfielder Marco Verratti inside the penalty box, where the Italian international wound up hitting the back of the net with a superb shot attempt.
While the score was ruled as an own goal by Reims defender Wout Reims, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) later opted to award Verratti with a goal and Messi with an assist for the goal sequence.
— beIN SPORTS Español (@ESbeINSPORTS) January 23, 2022
Messi notched the 320th assist of his career in this play, which includes five assists with PSG.
🅰️ MESSI ASSIST ‼️
OFFICIAL: Verratti has now been credited with PSG's 3rd goal last night, meaning Leo Messi does get the assist!
👉 5th PSG assist
👉 273rd total club assist
👉 320th career assist pic.twitter.com/AmVVXS4TZz
— MessivsRonaldo.app (@mvsrapp) January 24, 2022
The Argentine forward has continued to extend his keen run of potent performances, which includes four goal contributions in his last four appearances with PSG in all competitions.