Lionel Messi was on top of his game during Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win over AC Ajaccio on Ligue 1 matchday 12.
Messi was quite active when in the final third, as he notched two shots on target and created four goal-scoring chances for teammates. The Argentine forward’s work on the pitch paid off on the scoresheet; he scored one goal and tallied two assists in the match.
Messi’s keen showing against AC Ajaccio did not come as a surprise to manager Christophe Galtier, who lauded the forward’s playmaking performance after the match (via L’Equipe).
“Obviously, people come to the stadium to see Leo, the PSG team, Kylian,” Galtier said. “Tonight Ney was absent, but for him too. I say it often, but he is one of the best players in the history of football. He loves to play for others, has a great relationship with the ball and he is very selfless.
“Tonight he was both very generous with his passes, especially from deep, and magnificent on the second goal. I always tell people to come to the stadium when players like him are on the field, because when they’re gone, everyone will miss them.”
Messi has now recorded an astounding nine assists in Ligue 1 play this season, and he also boasts a 2.9 key passes per match average.
PSG sure must be pleased to see Messi continue to rebound from his sluggish debut season at the club.