Lionel Messi joined Mbappe and Hazard in an exclusive Ligue 1 club vs Angers

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi etched his name into the history books of French football late on Friday night.

For those not aware, Messi, and PSG, marked their return to action a short time ago.

Fresh off a much-needed downing of Lens, the capital giants made the trip to bottom-of-the-table Angers, aware that an eventual victory would guide them a full 11 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit.

And, when all was said and done, bag all three points is precisely what Christophe Galtier’s troops went on to do.

Kylian Mbappe proved the star of the show, bagging both visitors goals en route to an eventual 2-1 result.

As alluded to above, though, it was attacking partner in crime Lionel Messi whose latest contribution on Friday proved a historic one.

In laying on Mbappe’s 2nd of the night, Messi took his Ligue 1 assist tally for the campaign to a hefty 15.

Having racked up the same number of goals, too, the Argentine icon has in turn established himself as just the third player to notch 15 goals and assists in a single Ligue 1 season, since statisticians Opta first began tracking such data:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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