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Why Messi Goalless Run in PSG Does Not Undermine His Relevance

The Argentine skipper, Lionel Andres Messi has gone 3 straight matches without scoring for his new club. He came from the bench in the second half for Neymar on his debut against Stade Reims, which he had very limited time to make decisive contribution.

His first inclusion in the Starting lineup came against Club Brugge in UEFA Champions League Group stage match, in which Paris Saint-Germain were held to 1 — 1 draw. He played full minutes of the match. He was so close to net in that match, but woodwork denied him.

His third match of the season came in his side 2 — 1 victory over Lyon in French Ligue 1 encounter. Despite Messi's efforts to register his mark in that game, woodwork denied him yet again, before Manager, Mauricio Pochettino substituted him for Achraf Hakimi in 76th minutes of the game when the score line was a goal apiece draw. This has generates many opinions and banter across different media outlets on the personality of the record 6 times Ballon d'or winner.

The former Barcelona captain goalless run actually means nothing, for those that want to be honest with his extraordinary brilliance and amazing achievements. In the beginning of 2020/2021 League campaign for the Catalan giants, he managed just 4 goals in the La Liga prior to October, but he ended up winning Pichichi award as the highest goal scorer in the League.

Since January this year, he became more consistent in scoring, and competes with the top goalscorers from other European top League's for last season award.

One unique thing about Leo is that once he rediscover his scoring form, he can go 9 straight matches scoring braces, single and even hatrick, unlike other Attackers that lack such extraordinary level of consistency. His highest goal scoring run was 21 straight matches in La Liga some years ago.

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