The Parisian Advent calendar - 17 like...

With Christmas fast approaching, PSG.FR takes a look at some key numbers.

17 LIKE... Lionel messi, 17 goal involvements in ligue 1 this season

The Parisian forward has played 13 league games this season, opening his account with two goals at Clermont and adding to that at Lille. His fourth goal came in Lyon before netting his maiden home strike in the defeat of OGC Nice (MD9). What a goal it was too from a superb free-kick.

Two more goals came against AC Ajaccio (MD12) and Troyes (MD13), taking his tally to seven. That puts him ahead of a number of Ligue 1 forwards, such as Amine Gouiri (Stade Rennais, 6 goals), Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco, 6) and Alexis Sanchez (Olympique de Marseille, 5).

But he's also embellished that with a number of assists, as was the case at Clermont, Lille and Toulouse, where he tallied two assists on Matchday 5. He did so again in the following game against Nantes before teeing up another goal vs. Brest.

Two more came at Ajaccio before another against Troyes. With 10 assists, he's out in front in the league's assist chart with teammate Neymar Jr his closest challenger on nine.