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‘300 and 3000’ – Messi has a super assist, reaching a historic milestone with Mbappe

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe both made their mark when PSG won at Brest.

Paris St Germain came to visit Brest in round 27 of Ligue 1. The top team met the team that was racing for relegation, but PSG had a tough 90 minutes, with a 2-1 goal scored in the 90th minute.

That goal was a combination of Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, two bright stars expected in the context that Neymar had to leave the season early after ankle surgery.

Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi both have memorable milestones.

Messi was the one to make the pass for Mbappe to escape, surpassing the opponent’s goalkeeper to score, helping PSG increase the gap with Marseille to 11 points. Notably, with Mbappe’s launch, Messi became the first player in history to reach 300 assists at club level.

Messi becomes first player to have 300 assists at club level

In total, El Pulga has scored 701 goals and has provided 300 assists since making his Barcelona debut in 2004. Messi has also contributed 13 goals and 13 assists in 22 Ligue 1 appearances this season.

He had 266 assists during his time with Barcelona (778 matches). Including the national team, Messi has a total of 353 assists for teammates to score.

Messi has a great assist for Mbappe

Meanwhile, with the goal scored, Mbappe not only brought 3 points but also marked the 3,000th goal of the Parc des Princes team in history at the top French tournament.

Mbappe’s goal is PSG’s 3000th goal in Ligue 1

Mbappe is the next player to be named in the history books of PSG with remarkable goal milestones. Jean Claude Bras was the first scorer for PSG in Ligue 1 on August 25, 1971.

10 years later, on September 12, 1981, PSG got their 500th goal and it belonged to Michel N’Gom, in the match against Brest.

Another 10 years gap, the 1,000th goal was scored on May 24, 1991, in Francis Borelli’s last game as club president, against Nancy at the Parc des Princes.

Nicolas Anelka (1,500th), Jérémy Menez (2,000th) and Edinson Cavani (2,500th).

By the end of the 20th century, PSG’s 1,500th goal in the country’s top league had a new hexagonal shape. On December 9, 2000, PSG were in crisis – nine games without a win, a record in the club’s history, hosting Metz. Nicolas Anelka scored the opening goal, also the 1,500th goal.

On December 4, 2011, Jeremy Menez entered PSG’s 2,000th goal, just a few months after it belonged to the Qatari owners.

The 2,500th goal belonged to Edinson Cavani on October 27, 2017, before Mbappe marked the number 3,000. Recently, Mbappe also surpassed Cavani to become PSG’s all-time best striker.

Mbappe overtakes Cavani to become the best striker in PSG history

In the middle of this week, Messi and Mbappe’s PSG had to stop in the 1/8 round of the Champions League, when they lost the final 0-3 to Bayern Munich.

The victory over Brest helps PSG to have 66 points and maintain the number one position on the Ligue 1 rankings. They are 11 points ahead of second-place Marseille. This is considered the only major goal of the Paris capital team for the rest of the season.