The French means disappointed with Messi and his lack of goal

THE STATISTICAL SLOWDOWN, BRUTAL

Leo Messi's failure away from Barça: He had his worst season since 2006

Published:12/05/2022 - 02:15h

Updated:12/05/2022 - 02:15h

Leo Messi has had a difficult season with Paris Saint-Germain. In his first year away from FC Barcelona, ​​the Argentine star's goalscoring production dropped radically, being the first time in 13 years that he has scored less than 30 goals

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The season 2021-22 of Lionel Messi will be remembered like one of the most toneless of his career. For the first time from 2009, the Argentinian star culminates a campaign with less than 30 goals in all the competitions, registering besides the worst numbers from the 2005-06, his first complete season with the FC Barcelona. There is not doubt that the one of Rosario keeps on being a 'crack', but his efficiency has fallen of brutal form in France.

This season, Read sum grieve 9 goals and 13 assistances in 32 parties with Paris Saint-Germain. In the 2005-06, his production was of 8 so many and 3 assistances in 25 parties, in a campaign in which also lució the dorsal '30' that has chosen for his stay in Paris. According to the data of Opt, the forward has shot 10 times to the stick, a reference of how much has cost him fine-tune the puntería this season.

Although his production goleadora in the Champions League was good (5 goals in 7 parties), all his so many arrived in the phase of groups. By the contrary, Messi failed a penal decisive in the gone of eighth of final in front of the Real Madrid in a key that the Parisians would finish losing in Santiago Bernabéu (3-2 global). Kylian Mbappé Has consolidated like the big figure of the ones of Mauritius Pochettino, being the 'pichichi' of the team in goals and assistances (35 and 24, respectively).

In this last section, Leo follows him with 13 happen goal, nine less than the '7'. The role of the ex captain of the Barça has remained relegado to the preparation of game, without so much leadership inside the area as it was used to to have in Catalonia. In his last season like culé, the '10' added 38 goals and 14 assistances, a notoriously upper production to the showed this year. These numbers and the obtaining of the Glass America 2021 with Argentina served him to win his seventh Balloon of Gold, a prize in which this year it will be very far of the finalists for the first time from 2008.

Messi justifies his signing with marketing

Further of the sportive failure of the PSG in the 2021-22, to a large extent attributed to the poor exert of the Argentinian in field, Leo Messi has revitalizado commercially to the club. The forward is responsible of 60% of the sale of T-shirts and has shot the advertising agreements of the club. Although it do not do so many goals as before, Lionel keeps on being an authentic mine of gold. In the 2022-23, the Argentinian will try to recover his smell goleador to arrive to tope to the World-wide of Catar, his last big challenge.

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