The French champions ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at Stade de la Beaujoire, with Kylian Mbappe scoring twice before Nuno Mendes sealed the win.
While Messi was unable to get on the scoresheet, he produced another impressive all-round performance and now looks back to his best after a disappointing debut season in French football.
He set up Mbappe for both the Frenchman's goals and came close to scoring himself as PSG brushed aside their opponents.
The win keeps Christophe Galtier's side top of Ligue 1, ahead of their bitter rivals Marseille on goal difference alone.
Meanwhile, Messi's two assists saw him set yet another record, at the age of 35.
According to stats website SofaScore, Messi is the first player to register 100 assists since the start of the 2015-16 season in Europe's 'Big Five' leagues.
A video compilation of his performance has now gone viral. Check it out below:
Fans are delighted that the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has rediscovered his best form for PSG, after struggling last season following his move from Barcelona.
"No one has ever played like this at 35 before," wrote one fan on Twitter.
Another added: "How can anyone watch this guy play football and say CR7 is better than him?"
While a third wrote: "Messi dropping masterclasses after masterclasses while mi idol benchnaldo is getting benched by Elanga and Rashford."
No one has ever played like this at 35 before 🐐— - (@eestoryoftotnum) September 3, 2022
I still find it hard to believe some people think CR7 is better than this guy honestly. Messi does everything footballing not just goal scoring.— ZamaniXchange (@Speak_styles) September 4, 2022
The guy is just pure joy. Love that he’s so different from what he used to be, but still amazing to watch.— Mike (@Mikelacbe) September 4, 2022
Messi will hope to continue his impressive form when PSG host Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Parisians are the bookies' second-favourites to win the competition this season, behind only Premier League champions Manchester City.
And with the likes of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar now firing on all cylinders, you wouldn't want to bet against them going all the way in Europe.
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