Lionel Messi has shown this 2022-23 season that he still has plenty of football left. Before the 2022 FIFA World Cup and during the tournament in Qatar, the 35-year-old displayed that there’s high-quality football in his boots.
After the Argentine scored a goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 victory over Montpellier on Wednesday night at the Stade de la Mosson, the veteran entered an elite company as one of the top goal-scorers this season for club and country at the World Cup.
Messi is currently tied with Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford with 21 and sits four goals behind FC Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski. However, Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (31) and his PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe (33) sit on another from Messi.
PULGA GOLEADORA: Leo Messi lleva 21 anotaciones sumando la temporada europea y el Mundial. pic.twitter.com/KuOE62mYtZ
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Nonetheless, with Mbappe and Neymar Jr. dealing with recent injuries, the capital club could lean on Messi to provide goals. It will be interesting to see if the Argentine can rewind the clock and contribute on the scoresheet the way he used to during his time with Barcelona.