The Argentine’s first season in Paris Saint-Germain colours was hugely disappointing by his own lofty standards.
Messi has scored just 11 goals in 34 games across all competitions, a well below average score for him.
But the 35-year-old has already equaled that total this season after his master class performance in PSG’s 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Champions League.
Messi scored twice and contributed two assists in the thrashing at the Parc des Princes, taking his tally for the campaign to 23 (11G, 12A) in 16 games.
Not bad, not bad at all, Leo. The form of Argentina’s main man will surely worry rival nations traveling to the World Cup in Qatar.
Insane Messi stat emerges after PSG 7-2 Maccabi Haifa
Messi’s latest masterful showing on the professional stage has seen him record one of the most impressive stats we’ve seen by anyone in quite some time.
Per research conducted by the Messi vs Ronaldo website, the Barcelona legend has now achieved a 10/10 rating in 120 matches.
One. Hundred. And. Twenty.
It’s absurd isn’t it? Messi has been rated a perfect 10/10 in 17% of the games in which the website has data for, which just shouldn’t be possible for a human being to be honest.
It’s really no surprise that so many football lovers believe he’s the greatest of all time, is it?
One Twitter user asked how many 10/10 ratings Cristiano Ronaldo has received and according to MessivsRonaldo, the Manchester United man’s total stands at 41.
That’s still pretty darn good, but compared to PSG’s talisman – who has nearly three times as many – it’s bang average.
How many times has Messi been rated 10/10 in the Champions League
After his dazzling display in the French capital on Tuesday evening, Messi has now racked up a perfect match rating 24 times in the Champions League.
For context, Ronaldo’s tally in that regard is six, which is rather surprising given his unparalleled success in the competition.
Messi is also closing in on his eternal rival’s individual Champions League records.
In terms of goals scored, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is now just 12 behind Ronaldo’s total of 141, while he trails the Portuguese superstar by just three in the all-time assists chart.
No wonder Ronaldo is so desperate to join a club playing Champions League football…