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Lionel Messi is the sixth player to achieve a ‘double-double’ in football



PSG clinched the French league title last Sunday with a 2-1 win over Auxerre thanks to two goals from Kylian Mbappe and an assist from Leo Messi. Messi’s assist made him the only player to reach the highest score in the top five leagues. He has 20 goals and 20 assists in all competitions for his club this season.

The 2022/23 season will be the sixth time an Argentinian player has achieved this unique ‘double-double’. Achievements achieved for the first time in the 21st century Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez (twice), Kylian Mbappe, Thierry Henry, Neymar (twice), Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata. The 35-year-old Leo Messi’s numbers for an impressive season on an individual level culminated in last December’s victory at the World Cup.

The Argentinian star fell far short of last season’s record, but regained his scoring contribution over the course. Messi became the fifth player to contribute the most goals in all competitions in the top five leagues. 40, behind Haaland (60), Mbappe (48), Salah (45) and Vinicius (42).

At assistant level, the Argentinian ’10’ is the second-most goalscorer (20 goals). This is surpassed only by “Citizen” Kevin De Bruyne, who has participated 26 times.

Messi has scored 15 of those 20 goals in Ligue 1 and provided 16 assists, making him the league’s top assists player. The remaining goal contributions of Argentine players are split between the Champions League (4 goals and 4 assists) and the French Super Cup (1 goal). In the case of Ligue 1 or the Super Cup, participation that helped the Parisian team win the title.

Leo Messi’s strong season is undisputed. The Rosario native has made at least 30 appearances this season and is the attacker who has taken part in the most ball-handling actions per game, averaging 81. There are some data that reinforce Messi’s role in creating the game. He used to play for FC Barcelona. In fact, the PSG player is the striker who has created the most chances so far this season, with 109, and has completed 81 per cent of passes in rivals’ half.

Leo Messi is having his best season: 20 goals and 20 assists for the club, 7 goals and 3 assists for Argentina at the 2022 Qatar World Cup To this we have to add the Ballon d’Or winner, the best of the World Cup Winning the player and the Ballon d’Or has made this season one of Leo Messi’s best on an individual and collective level.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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