Lionel Messi Achieves 300 Club Assists Milestone With Sublime Pass to Mbappe

Lionel Messi Achieves 300 Club Assists Milestone With Sublime Pass to Mbappe

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 12, 2023 at 7:38 AM
  • Lionel Messi registered his 300th club career assist against Brest on Sunday
  • Messi's latest accomplishment proved to be yet another feather in the 2022 World Cup winner's cap
  • His assist, which was completed by Kylian Mbappe, helped PSG beat the relegation-threatened side 2-1 to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1

Lionel Messi reached 300 club assists as Paris Saint-Germain wiped their midweek wounds with a hard-fought victory over Brest.

The genius number 10 added further gloss to his greatest of all-time claim when he set up Kylian Mbappe, who made no mistake by rounding the goalkeeper before slotting home from close range.

BBC reports that PSG were coming off a 2-0 defeat at Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in midweek, suffering a 3-0 aggregate loss.

Messi's latest milestone intertwined with PSG's 3000th goal in the French top flight.

Breakdown of Messi's 300 club assists

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner mustered a staggering 269 assists for FC Barcelona during his trophy-laden stint with the Catalan giants, per Newsbytes.

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192 of Messi's assists came in La Liga while clocking 36 for the Blaugrana in the Champions League before adding 40 in other competitions.

Away from Barcelona, the Argentine playmaker chalked 14 assists in Ligue 1 last season and has managed 13 more in the ongoing campaign.

Messi accused of 'disappearing'

Before reaching his new career milestone, PSG legend Jerome Rothen singled out Lionel Messi for criticism after the French champions were dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

The Ligue 1 leaders were beaten convincingly across two legs, enduring yet another dismal showing in Europe.

After the defeat, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner came under scathing criticism from Rothen, who accused Messi of 'disappearing' when the club needs him the most.

Messi's first-ever hattrick

Sports Brief also reported that Lionel Messi scored his first-ever hat trick against Real Madrid 16 years ago at Camp Nou.

On March 10th 2007, aged just 19 years old, the youngster was the star of the show, outshining teammates Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho to win a point for his team.

Real took the lead three times, and on every occasion, Messi pulled his side back level, with his final goal coming in injury time.

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