Lionel Messi, the Argentine maestro, continues to break records in football as he became the all-time top scorer in the five major European leagues.
Messi achieved this milestone during Paris Saint-Germain's clash with Strasbourg, where he not only found the back of the net but also secured his team's 11th consecutive league title.
PSG's victory propelled them to 85 points, putting them four points ahead of RC Lens, who clinched second place and a coveted spot in next season's Champions League after a commanding 3-0 win against AC Ajaccio at the scorching Bollaert-Delelis stadium.
Messi's goal in the match took his overall tally to an impressive 496 goals. With this accomplishment, he surpassed his long-standing rival Cristiano Ronaldo's goal-scoring record. Additionally, Messi equalled the legendary Dani Alves as the most decorated player in football history, having won his 43rd trophy.
This achievement puts Messi on par with Alves, the former PSG right-back. Notably, this is Messi's 12th league title, just one short of Ryan Giggs' record of 13.
Reflecting on the success, PSG coach Christophe Galtier acknowledged the efforts of his players, stating, "Everything was not perfect, but this title belongs to the players. Being French champions is always something. From a personal point of view, I appreciate it a lot."
Amidst speculations about his future at the club, Galtier addressed the rumours, emphasizing the difference between media reports and the actual situation at hand.
Meanwhile, Olympique de Marseille secured third place with 73 points despite suffering a 2-1 home defeat against Stade Brestois. Lille occupies fourth place with 66 points after securing a 2-1 victory against relegation-threatened Nantes, thanks to a pair of Jonathan David penalties.
In a pivotal match, Stade Rennais leapfrogged Monaco to claim fifth place with a 2-0 triumph over the principality side. Both teams are tied on 65 points, with the fight for a Europa League spot set to be decided in the final round of matches.
The team finishing in fourth place will qualify for the Europa League group stage, joining French Cup winners Toulouse in the prestigious competition