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The best Messi and Neymar return with their sights set on the World Cup

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Leo Messi He has regained his smile. When there are less than two months to go world, the Argentine star once again demonstrates on the pitch why he is the God of football. After having harshly criticized him last season, he is showered with praise in France after the good start this season with the Paris Saint Germain. Although he no longer has the speed of yesteryear and is now more focused on creating the game, Messi retains a unique talent. In Argentina, he is already rubbing his hands with the good performance achieved a few weeks before the expected appointment in Qatar.

The ex-captain of Barça arrives at the national team break after being decisive in the last two victories of the Parisian group. With a goal and an assist, he allowed the Qatar-owned team to take all three points (1-3) on their visit to Maccabi Haifa’s field in Israel.

On Sunday, he again led the Parisian outfit in their 0-1 victory against Olympique de Lyon. He scored the only goal of the match after a brilliant combination with Neymar. After an overwhelming start in August, PSG’s game is beginning to raise questions. But he has managed to conclude this first month as sole leader of Ligue 1 and with a full victories in the Champions League thanks to his trident Messi-Mbappé-Neymar.

PSG best assistant

“Messi has not yet become the messiah in Paris that he was when he left Barça and Catalonia (…). But the winning goal, with a shot from the left, confirms that the ghost that he was until a few months ago with the Parisian shirt vanished during the summer, ”the newspaper highlighted on Monday. The Parisien, which closely follows the news of the Parc des Princes club. “With 18 goal assists in 2022is close to the record of 19 that he gave his teammates in Barcelona in 2020”, he added about another personal record that the Argentine can beat, despite an irregular first course in the French capital.

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While last year it took until the end of November to debut in Ligue 1, now it did so from matchday one with a Chilean goal against Clermont. This season he has already scored in a month six goals and distributed eight assists, while in the whole of the previous one he scored 11 points and made 15 decisive passes. Along with Verratti, PSG’s brain in midfield, he is the player who has played the most minutes.

Messi feels good new hook position (in a 3-4-1-2) in which Mr. Christophe Galtier places him. He is he best team assistant and the second best scorer. He is only surpassed by another star who seems to be returning to Olympus after having received numerous criticisms a few months ago: his friend Neymar.

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The scorer Neymar

Perhaps piqued by the rumors that PSG wanted to transfer him and especially with his sights set on Qatar, the Brazilian has once again become that footballer who earned a reputation as the likely successor to Messi and Cristiano. Although the Parisian directive attributed to Mbappé the condition of franchise player, the current top scorer is Neymar. already marked 11 goals and has given 8 assists. In just four weeks, he has achieved the same numbers as in the entire previous season (13 goals and 8 decisive passes).

How long will Messi and Neymar maintain this performance? If they don’t lower the piston, PSG is a clear candidate to win the Champions League. But in the Parc des Princes they know that both the Argentine, 34 years old, and the Brazilian, 30 years old, have between eyebrows the world. Probably it is your last chance to win the most prestigious competition in the beautiful game.

The figures of Messi and Neymar in the PSG

Messi

Season 22-23: 11 games, 6 goals, 8 assists.

Season 21-22: 34 games, 11 goals, 15 assists.

Neymar:

Season 22-23: 11 games, 11 goals, 8 assists.

Season 21-22: 28 games, 13 goals, 8 assists.

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