On Saturday, Lionel Messi not only assisted Paris Saint-Germain in winning a record 11th French league title, but he also set a new mark for goals scored.
With one game remaining, PSG drew 1-1 against Strasbourg to draw four points clear of Lens in second place. Messi scored the opening goal.
In the 59th minute, Messi gave PSG the lead thanks to a ball from Kylian Mbappe. Kevin Gameiro, a former PSG striker, tied the score for Strasbourg in the 79th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring record for the top five leagues in Europe was broken by Messi, who scored his 496th league goal in Europe in his career. It might also be his final, as the Argentine star is likely to depart PSG at the end of the current campaign and has been linked to a move to either Saudi Arabia or Major League Soccer.
By defeating relegated Ajaccio 3-0 at home, Lens earned second place and automatic admission into the Champions League for the upcoming season. Belgian forward Los Openda reached 20 league goals in his debut season with the club.
After winning his 43rd trophy, Lionel Messi surpassed Dani Alves to become the most decorated player in football history.
In his career, Messi has won 43 trophies, which ties Dani Alves for the most ever. He has also won 12 league championships, one less than Ryan Giggs’ record of 13.