- Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, November 28, defeated St-Etienne with Lionel Messi creating three assists
- The Argentina international was in incredible form for Paris Saint-Germain in this encounter against the hosts
- Lionel Messi has now been tipped to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award ahead of Robert Lewandowski and Benzema
Lionel Messi on Sunday afternoon, November 28, created three incredible assists as Paris Saint-Germain came from a goal down to beat St-Etienne 3-1 in French Ligue 1 encounter.
With 24 hours to the announcement of the 2021 Ballon d'Or winner, the Argentine footballer has put himself in right frame to land the award for the seventh time.
St-Etienne playing at home had a good game plan against their visitors as they tried all their best to stop the trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in the first 20 minutes.
Denis Bouanga eventually scored the first goal for St-Etienne in the 23rd minute and the homes fans were all happy with the brilliant goal.
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When did Paris Saint-Germain score?
According to the report on Sportskeeda, Messi curled a free-kick into the box perfectly onto the head of Marquinhos who leaped highest and turned the ball into the net to make it 1-1 for PSG in the 45th minute.
Angel Di Maria gave Paris Saint-Germain the lead in the 79th minute, and it was Lionel Messi who provided the assist again.
The hosts were anxiously looking for an equalizer before Lionel Messi created another stunning assist at the death for Marquinhos to score the third goal as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1.
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Pascal Ferre who is France Football Editor explained that Cristiano Ronaldo's biggest ambition in his glorious career so far is to win more Ballon d'Or awards than Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been involved in rivalry for more than ten years, and these players have between them 11 Ballon d'Or awards.
With the 2021 Ballon d'Or gala night around the corner, it has been claimed that Lionel Messi is the favourite to win it again which would be his 7th.
Cristiano Ronaldo first won his Ballon d'Or award at Manchester United before adding four more at Real Madrid making it five altogether while Lionel Messi has won it six times.
Source: Sports Brief News