Watch: Lionel Messi reaches new career milestone as devastating Mbappe partnership pays dividends vs Marseille

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi etched his name ever further into the history books of world football on Sunday evening.

This comes owing to his exploits for PSG, against Olympique Marseille.

Christophe Galtier’s troops are currently locked in action, in the latest edition of France’s biggest fixture - Le Classique.

And the champions, desperate to stave off the efforts of their hosts to close the gap at the Ligue 1 summit, are currently in full control of proceedings.

Early in the 2nd-half at the Stade Velodrome, PSG are in possession of a 2-0 advantage, owing to goals on the part of star frontmen Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

It was the latter who opened the scoring with 25 minutes on the clock, latching onto a typically pinpoint Messi through ball to slot calmly beyond Pau Lopez.

And Mbappe soon returned the favour, laying it on a plate for Messi to double PSG’s lead inside the half-hour mark.

The Argentine’s latest strike, though, did not only prove significant in guiding his side ever closer to what would come as an absolutely crucial three-point haul.

In addition, it saw Messi reach yet another career milestone, with the Argentine icon having now found the net on an eye-watering 700 occasions across his club career:

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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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