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Watch: Lionel Messi sets new top-5 league benchmark to lead PSG past Toulouse


Another head-turning statistic surrounding the latest endeavours of Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has come to the fore late on Saturday evening.

Messi, of course, guided his side back into action a short time ago.

Fresh off a much-needed return to winning ways at Montpellier in midweek, the French champions welcomed Toulouse to Paris, hopeful of extending their advantage atop the Ligue 1 table.

And, when all was said and done, make it two wins on the spin is precisely what Christophe Galtier’s troops went on to do.

In the absence of both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, the aforementioned Messi, unsurprisingly, proved himself the star of the show.

After Achraf Hakimi had pulled PSG level late in the first-half, the club’s talismanic no.10 produced a trademark moment of magic, to decide the clash as a contest just shy of the hour mark.

Picked out on the edge of the visitors’ penalty area, Messi made no mistake in bending a sumptuous left-footed effort inside the far post:

And yet, it is not the Argentine’s latest goalscoring efforts which have in fact taken their place centre stage online post-match on Saturday.

Instead, the focus has shifted towards his creative exploits.

This comes with it having been revealed that Messi, today, became the first player to notch at least 6 key passes and 6 completed dribbles in a single match in the top 5 European leagues this season.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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