A week after being booed by his own fans, Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up the other as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nice 2-0 to maintain their six-point lead in the Champions League on Saturday. french league Messi is now over 1,000 goals at club level with 702 goals and 298 assists.
Argentina’s World Cup-winning star clipped in a cross from left-back Nuno Mendes in the 26th minute. That goal moved him ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo for the most goals scored in Europe (702).
Messi’s corner from the left was then headed home by veteran defender Sergio Ramos in the 76th minute. Messi leads Ligue 1 in assists with 13 assists in nine games.
In last weekend’s home defeat to Lyon, Messi was booed by some PSG fans, fueling speculation he could leave this summer. Messi reportedly has an offer from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal worth $440 million a year, but also has interest from Barca and MLS side Inter Miami CF.
PSG remained six points clear of second-placed Lens ahead of their match in Paris next weekend.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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