Messi Joins Eden Hazard, Kylian Mbappe in Historical Ligue 1 Stat Category

If the 2022-23 Ligue 1 season is indeed the last for Lionel Messi, whose contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June, it’s a historic one for the Argentine. 

Messi was involved in one of the assists that resulted in a goal from Kylian Mbappe in the capital club’s 2-1 win over Angers SCO on Friday night at the Stade Raymond Kopa. 

The assists resulted in the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner recording 15 goals and 15 assists in Ligue 1 this season.

OptaJean pointed out on Twitter that Messi joined only two players since the 2006-07 season to record 15 or more goals and 15 or more assists. 

Eden Hazard reached this feat during the 2011-12 season (20 goals and 16 assists) and Mbappe also hit this mark during the 2021-22 season (28 goals and 17 assists). 

After struggling in his first season in France’s top competition, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has bounced back and shown he’s more than capable of producing in a league known for its physicality. 

Tags Eden Hazard Kylian Mbappé Lionel Messi
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