After a largely disappointing 2021/22 season compared to his usual lofty standards, Lionel Messi stats for PSG has been decent at best and has been playing at a higher level in the 2022/23 campaign, his second with Paris Saint-Germain. He has already surpassed his production from the previous season with several months still left to go.
He carried that form into the 2022 World Cup, where he captured his first senior FIFA title and Argentina, claiming player of the tournament honours in Qatar along the way.
As per journalist Loïc Tanzi, Lionel Messi will NOT be a PSG player next season.
Earlier it was reported that, PSG will suspend Messi for leaving camp and travelling to Saudi with his family without the approval of the club.
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Messi’s representatives have been in talks about a contract renewal with PSG and everything was looking positive during the World Cup in Qatar.
However, the dynamic has now changed and his departure from Paris this summer would suit all parties.
Unfortunately for him, his return to PSG didn’t go to plan though as PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by German champions Bayern Munich.
That now leaves just the French domestic competitions to play for this season.
Given injuries to teammates Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at inopportune times, Messi has been forced to carry the load for PSG at times this season.
Among his most important goals have been a winner against Toulouse in February to complete a come-from-behind victory, and then a magisterial stoppage-time free kick to beat Lille in the same month.
Last season also saw Messi struggle to convert his chances compared to usual, scoring 11 times across Ligue 1 and the Champions League from 14.84 Expected Goals (xG).
Lionel Messi stats for PSG:
Now we take a look at Lionel Messi stats for PSG and put context to his short stint in Paris:
- Matches: 71
- Goals: 31
- Assists: 34
- Minutes Played: 6,149