Lionel Messi was finished last season, right? Instead, the 35-year-old continues showing how he can bounce back after a rough first year with Paris Saint-Germain.
The French giants drew 1-1 against SL Benfica on Wednesday at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal. Nonetheless, the Argentine scored the opening goal on a fantastic build-up.
OptaJavier pointed out on Twitter that Messi has been a road warrior for PSG this early part of the 2022-23 football season. The veteran forward has been directly involved in goals in all the official games that PSG has played away.
Messi has scored six goals while recording seven assists in seven away fixtures for the current Ligue 1 champions. The PSG star is being involved in all aspects of the game as he appears more comfortable in Year 2.
If PSG hopes to win the UEFA Champions League this season, Messi will have played a significant role in winning the trophy that has long eluded Les Parisiens since the Qatar Sports Investment takeover in 2011.