first title outside Barça
One thing that will never change over the years is that Lionel Messi is a born winner. Despite the fact that the Argentinian was intensely criticized for its performance decline since his arrival at PSG, the ‘Pulga’ has added a new trophy to his collection. This time it’s the League 1 title.
He marks his 39th career trophyplacing him only three titles behind his good friend Dani Alves, who currently has 42 pieces of silverware to his name. However, this most recent trophy by Messi will be remembered as much by the player himself as it is by football fans, especially the Barcelona faithful.
It’s because he marks Leo Messi’s first-ever title outside of Barcelona, something that seemed incomprehensible for years. The numbers the Argentine star generated in his first season at the Parc des Princes have was not as impressive as first hoped.
He just accumulated nine goals in all competitions (four in the league), although his tally of assists makes it easier to read 13. Only Mbappé has done more this season.
Despite being knocked out of the Champions League, PSG won their usual domestic title again. Messi is used to this feat as he has lifted a total of ten league titles with Barcelona. He is undoubtedly a king of the domestic leagues.