Lionel Messi has so far struggled to find his right stride for the Parisian champions as his surroundings haven’t really been the ones that you expect from the Argentine game-maker. The 34-year-old Argentine marksman has managed to secure four goals in Ligue 1. However, the gracious playmaker that he is, he has managed to stitch together 13 assists.
However, he rose to his scintillating former self when he unleashed a thunderbolt from range that would help PSG to secure an all-important stalemate, also bagging the French crown. However, in the recently published stats by a website called whoscored.com, Messi has been ranked in the third place in the entire European rankings, ahead of Mohammed Salah and Karim Benzema.
This is how the rankings look for Lionel Messi
As per the website, the stats have been based on the average match ratings for players in the Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and the Bundesliga. The ratings also take into account important stats from league matches which would encompass the parameters such as goals, assists, clean sheets, pass success percentage and man of the match performances. With all said and done, Messi’s rating is 7.71 which is 3rd on the entire list.
However, Bayern Munich sharp-shooter, Robert Lewandowski aces the charts with a staggering rate of 7.93 while Messi’s French teammate at PSG, Kylian Mbappe is in the second position with 7.91.
Surprisingly, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, the fore-runner in this year’s Balon d’Or run, is ranked in the fourth position on the points table. He has bagged a rating of 7.68. He was in scintillating form in the last night’s outing against Manchester City where Real Madrid finished the opening leg of the UCL semis on a thrilling note.
Benzema is joint fourth with Mohammed Salah as the latter has been wreaking havoc in the Premier League. Salah has bagged 22 goals from 31 games and has a rating of 7.68. Here is how the top ten list currently looks according to the website.
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 7.93
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG) 7.91
- Lionel Messi (PSG) 7.71
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 7.68
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 7.68
- Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) 7.63
- Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) 7.62
- Ousmane Demeble (Barcelona) 7.60
- Neymar (PSG) 7.59
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) 7.56
Twitter exploded seeing Lionel Messi still making the right noises when it comes to the sport in Europe despite being away from his phenomenal best in the entire season.
They put Ronaldo here pic.twitter.com/mKpOEJtbmJAdvertisement
— notpolio (@poliolfc) April 27, 2022
Should've been ahead of Benzema, he was crucial to regaining the Ligue 1 after PSG shamefully lost it while Benzema is just statpadding La Liga and scoring from defensive errors in the UCL.Advertisement
— 🦧🌵🚬 (@nayvcash) April 27, 2022
He's got 17 goal contributions in 22 games in the league, Bernardo has 11 in 33 so don't get how that worksAdvertisement
— TeeJay Cunningham (@800Teejay008) April 27, 2022
People don’t understand it’s not just about goals…Advertisement
— tanner owens (@Tannerao12) April 27, 2022
🚨 Lionel Messi has been ranked as the THIRD best player this season, ahead of Karim Benzema. pic.twitter.com/vuZ7HlItU5Advertisement
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 27, 2022
Messi is the 3rd best player in Europe so far ??Advertisement
Lmaoo! Okay na, make we Dey deceive ourselves Dey go
— ChrisHazeArts.eth / .tez #MUFC 🔴🔥 (@PrinceChrisMUFC) April 27, 2022
If you want to know how Messi has multiple Ballon D'Ors here's your answer
3rd best player in the world apparently 😭 pic.twitter.com/iJ7YpbHpZ1
— S⁷ (@Schule7i) April 27, 2022Advertisement
Sportbible ranked Lionel Messi as the 3rd best player this season and Cristiano Ronaldo 93rd, omoo!! best player is not by 93rd minute goal ooo pic.twitter.com/SzFjOgb1h4
— Trig (@Kharlerh) April 27, 2022Advertisement