With their outstanding performances in PSG colors, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe have been nominated for the prestigious Ligue 1 awards.
Despite not being able to conquer the prestigious Champions League title, PSG is still on track for the Ligue 1 crown this season. The impressive results have been greatly influenced by the exceptional performances of the duo, Messi and Mbappe.
While the French forward has scored 26 goals and provided 4 assists, Messi’s contributions include 15 goals and 15 assists.
These statistics are undeniably impressive, demonstrating the consistent form produced by the aforementioned duo. This has led to their inclusion in the nominations for the most prestigious awards in French football.
Specifically, both Messi and Mbappe have made the list of contenders for the “Best Player in Ligue 1” award for the 2022/23 season. Alongside the two notable players from PSG, the remaining three candidates include Jonathan David (Lille), Seko Fofana, and Loïs Openda (Lens).
This is an award presented by the organizers of the Ligue 1 tournament themselves. Although there are five names in the nomination category, it is clear that it will be difficult for this award to escape the hands of Mbappe or Messi due to the impressive performances they have displayed throughout the season, surpassing the other candidates.
For Mbappe, he was the recipient of the aforementioned award in the 2021/22 season. He is also one of the best strikers in the world. This year, many fans are hopeful that Messi will be honored for the contributions he has brought to the Parisian team, which have been quite significant.
Currently, PSG is six points ahead of the team in second place, Lens, with three rounds remaining. It is almost certain that they will successfully defend their title. In achieving this, Messi also sets an extraordinary record by becoming one of the players with the most titles in football history, along with Dani Alves (43 championships).
It is highly likely that the 2022/23 season will be Messi’s final year with PSG since, at present, he has not renewed his contract, even though the agreement is set to expire in June of this year.
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