Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi has been on top of his game as a playmaker in Ligue 1 this season.
Messi currently leads Ligue 1 in assists with 13. He is just coming off of a keen performance in PSG’s 2-1 league victory over Brest, where his late assist to Kylian Mbappe ended up being the game-winner of the match.
Overall, Messi has created 22 big chances in Ligue 1 play in the ongoing campaign, which ranks just behind Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne (24) for the most among all players in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
🎁 Most big chances created in Europe's Top 5 Leagues this season:
🇧🇪 Kevin De Bruyne – 24
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi – 22
🇵🇹 Bruno Fernandes -19
🏴 Kieran Trippier – 18
🏴 Trent Alexander-Arnold – 16 pic.twitter.com/13vHuUlxlO
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 14, 2023
Messi has posted a 2.7 key passes per match average in Ligue 1 play so far this season, which is just above his mark from last year (2.5).
The Argentine forward has also managed to pick up his goal-scoring form in his second year with the reigning Ligue 1 champions, chipping in with 13 goals in 22 league contests played.
Overall, Messi is slated to feature in PSG’s upcoming Ligue 1 home fixture against Rennes, which will be the club’s final match before the March international break.