Lionel Messi opened the scoring for Paris Saint-Germain in their contest against RC Strasbourg Alsace on Saturday at the Stade de la Meinau Strasbourg.
Messi took a pass from Kylian Mbappe and found the back of the net; however, the goal didn’t only put the capital club a step closer to winning the 2022-23 Ligue 1 title, but it was also a historic goal for the Argentine.
It was career goal 496 at the club level in Europe’s top five leagues, which makes the veteran the all-time top scorer. The 2022 FIFA World Cup winner has made a lot of personal history this season.
LEO MESSI IS THE ALL-TIME TOP SCORER IN TOP 5 LEAGUES 🇦🇷⚽️ pic.twitter.com/So5zZExwcb
— Ligue 1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) May 27, 2023
Last December, the 35-year-old became Argentina’s top goal scorer in World Cup competitions. Messi overtook Gabriel Batistuta’s previous record of 10 goals, which he scored at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cups.
Furthermore, in Ligue 1, Messi is two assists shy of tying the all-time single-season assist record (18) that former PSG star Angel Di Maria holds, so the personal achievements could continue with one more game left on the calendar.