LIONEL MESSI - TOTT

Top 3 Chem
HUNTER (75%)
HUNTER (75%)
HAWK (10%)
CATALYST (5%)
HUNTER (72%)
HUNTER (72%)
HAWK (11%)
BASIC (5%)
HUNTER (72%)
HUNTER (72%)
HAWK (11%)
BASIC (5%)
Red
0.00
0.00
0.00
Yellow
0.01
0.01
0.01
Assists
0.14
0.13
0.13
Goals
0.90
0.89
0.89
Games
2,379,691
757,534
757,534
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Lionel Messi FIFA 22 Career Mode
Name Lionel Messi
Club club FC Barcelona
Nation nation Argentina
League league LaLiga Santander
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 5
Foot Left
Height 170cm | 5'7"
Weight 72
Revision TOTGS
Att. WR Med
Def. WR Low
Added on 2020-12-04
Origin TOTGS
R.Face
B.Type Messi
Age 34 years old
ID 158023
Club ID 241
League ID 53
Pace
88
Acceleration
94
Sprint Speed
83
Shooting
95
Positioning
96
Finishing
98
Shot Power
89
Long Shots
97
Volleys
91
Penalties
77
Passing
94
Vision
98
Crossing
88
FK. Accuracy
97
Short Passing
94
Long Passing
94
Curve
96
Dribbling
97
Agility
93
Balance
97
Reactions
96
Ball Control
98
Dribbling
98
Composure
98
Defending
40
Interceptions
42
Heading Accuracy
74
Def. Awareness
34
Standing Tackle
37
Sliding Tackle
25
Physicality
68
Jumping
71
Stamina
75
Strength
72
Aggression
46
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
ico
3
Matches
ico
0
Goals
ico
0
Assists
ico
0
O.Goal
ico
0
Yellow
ico
0
Red
ico
1
Sub in
ico
1
Sub out
ico
2
Matches
ico
1
Goals
ico
0
Assists
ico
1
Yellow
ico
0
Red
Upcoming Matches
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c FC Barcelona VS Valencia CF c (LaLiga)
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c FC Barcelona VS FC Dynamo Kiev c (UEFA Champions League)
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c FC Barcelona VS Real Madrid c (LaLiga)
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c Rayo Vallecano VS FC Barcelona c (LaLiga)
ST
92
RW
95
LW
95
CF
95
RF
95
LF
95
CAM
96
CM
89
RM
94
LM
94
CDM
67
CB
54
LB
64
LWB
69
RB
64
RWB
69
Lionel Messi Objectives
OTW
Play 5 matches
Rulebreakers
Score 6 goals using OTW players
RTTF
Score 10 goals using Rulebreakers players
Record Breakers
Assist using UCL RTTF players in 2 separate matches
TOTGS
Score using Record Breakers players in 3 separate matches
FUT Freeze
Assist 10 goals using TOTT players
Headliners
Assist 7 goals with Through Balls using FUT Freeze players
TOTY
Score 5 Headers using Headliners Streak players
Future Stars
Score 2 goals using TOTY players in 3 separate matches
WHAT IF
Assist with a Cross using Future Star players in 3 separate matches
FUT Birthday
Score 5 Outside the Box goals using WHAT IF Plus players
Team of the Season
Assist 7 goals using FUT Birthday players with min. 4* Skill Moves
FOF Path to Glory
Score 10 Finesse goals using TOTS players
FOF Summer Stars
Score and Assist using Path to Glory players in 3 separate matches
Finishing Flourish
Score 6 Volleys using Summer Star players
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5.0
Magisterial!
By viktormad, 16-12-2020

Dear Messi fans,


This one is mainly for you, the ones dedicated to doing everything in their power in order to change the way they survive the current meta and incorporate this magician in their squads.

I've been a fan of this player since the very first day he stepped in for the first team in October of 2004 and Ill probably be telling stories about him to my grandkids one day. Having said that, I'll try to be as objective, during this review, as possible, since he is not "as broken" as Neymar, Mbappe and the other rats everyone keeps using non stop this year.


First and foremost, do not buy this card if you are planning to use him wide. He is simply wasted. Do. not. use. him. wide. I was lucky enough to pack his normal card two months ago, and this specific one a week ago, and I've found that with the current meta, he is most useful as a CAM and a Striker (rarer instances)

If you play the 4231 or 41212 and love the through balls, play him as a CAM. This card has the best passing stats in the game and it will remain like this until his TOTY card drops. He is simply amazing. Pass it to him, create space with the left stick, manually make your striker run and simply time your pass with Messi. 8 out of 10 times, your striker will be through on goal (The remaining 2 will probably end up being offsides,because the referees in this game are blind)


If you decide to play him as a striker, I highly recommend you to use some narrow formations, or at least set your offensive style to maximum 3-4 bars. Why? Because Messi isn't the type of player to spring through meta defenders - he is weak and can be easily pushed off. He is the type of player you create space with and he usually needs another player for some rapid 1-2's until he is through on goal or has the space for a long distance banger. (I personally don't use him as a striker, as he is a lot more impactful at the CAM position)

  • Shooting: Look at the stats. No, for real. Scroll up and look at this. Finishing? Positioning? Long shots? Shooting traits? This guy is absurd. 4* wf? LMAO, what a joke. Left or right, he doesn't care - the outcome is the same. Top bins, top bins and more top bins. Best shooter (I am not saying striker, Ill discuss in the cons why) in the game. He scores everything he should and everything he shouldn't score.
  • Passing: No comment. Best passer hands down.
  • Dribbling: I would argue that he doesn't need a 5* wf, not even a 4* wf, because all you need is your left stick. He is unreal, he got that STICKY (AYYY NICK). Pass it to him, create space, pass/finesse from wherever you want.
  • Pace: A noticeable difference from his gold card, but still doesn't feel as fast as other 88 pace players. Don't get me wrong, he is very fast, but maybe not meta fast (partly due to his physicality stats, which help defenders push him off if you run in a straight line)

I promised to be as objective as humanly possible, so here we go:

  • As I already said, he isn't the best striker if you decide to play him solo or as a second striker in a WIDE formation. He simply gets lost on the pitch due to his work rates, or gets pushed off the ball easily due to his strength.
  • Stamina: bUt yOu SaId He Is A GreAT CAM. Yes, yes he is. Possibly the best cam you can have in the game, if you KNOW how to save his stamina. What I'd suggest is the most usual: Stay Forward, Conservative Interceptions combo. Due to his amazing positioning, he is always where you need him to be and he always finds space to receive the ball, so don't worry about him not coming back when he needs to. The most important thing is to let go of that spring button when you use him. 7 out of 10 times, you'll be in a position where you'd face your opponent's CDMs. Don't.Try.To.Spring.By.Them. Just left stick dribble past them. That way you will not only save his stamina, but also find that its a lot easier to trick them (since most CDMs lack the agility/balance, you can easily break their ankles without any special 4* mambo-jambo)
  • Physicality: The main reason why he isn't your meta player. Body type and physicality. Those two are the main reason this card is often times misused and misjudged. Don't play him like you'd play Mbappe or CR7. Don't expect him to push other players off the ball and magically phase through defenders (Looking at you, running fake shot abusers)



In conclusion, I believe that this card exists with the sole purpose of bringing back the fun and creativity in this game. He brings something no other player does. He isn't the best card at first, but with time, once you get used to his play style and positioning, he completely changes the way you'd play the game. Of course, if you use him as a CAM and put a broken striker in front, its game over.


Enjoy him while you can, because this is probably one of the last years in FIFA, when Messi will be as impactful as he is now. (Of course, not counting all the future TOTY and TOTS he'd receive, after all, EA will milk the hell out of him, even if his base card has 75 pace one day in the upcoming few years)


It was a pleasure writing this review, I hope you had a nice read. Thank you very much for your time and attention. If you can, try him, you'll definitely not regret it! Peace!

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 72
GPG: 1.04
APG: 0.82
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (4/10)
4.5
Best striker ever
By PaulTheRealll, 05-12-2020

So I got him from a 25k Pack untradeable.

I played my first WL games with him in ST together with Rashford in 4-2-2-2.

First I was not convinced but then I gave him getting balls in own half.

After that he was insane. He scored 14 goals in 6 matches.

So hes just one of the best players ive played, maybe the best

I CAN ONLY SUGGEST HIMM!!!

Formation: 4222
Position: ST
Games: 7
GPG: 2.43
APG: 0.57
4.5
Overall
3.0
Value
5.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (1/10)
Physicality (1/10)
5.0
Magician
By Douger16, 11-01-2021

What can you say about one of the best players of all time, this guy is insane. I was lucky enough to pack him in a freeze party pack, and let me tell you, as a gold 3 or 2 player and a regular div 3 player, this man carries me. Messi has the best card I've used all year, and can pick apart the Van Dijks, Hierros, Maldinis, Varanes, Gomezs, etc. I usually player him as the CAM in a 4-2-3-1, and he is the best CAM I've ever used. I don't have meta attackers, midfielders, or defenders, I play FIFA for fun cards, but Messi makes my Freeze Verratti seem like Zola. He makes Freeze Lala look like Mbappe, and he makes Dembele look like Pires. Messi has the best passing out of any card this year, his stats back this up. I use a Catalyst because I wanted to increase his pace (to cheap for a hunter), and Messi can run. He can't necessarily glide past defenders like Mbappe (because of his strength) so don't expect him to. Messi is meant for intricate passing, one two's, and creating chances. He can pick out a pass anywhere and his weak foot doesn't seem like 4* because of his stats. Messi's shooting is also the best I've ever used. He can score from anywhere, he is a poacher in the box and a finesse shot master from out of the box. Now, Messi doesn't have much stamina so you have to conserve it a little, but that's my biggest complaint, just make sure you use him as a CAM and not a ST.

Best passer in the game, no doubt.

Weakfoot (doesn't seem like 4* because of stats)

Dribbling, he's so silky smoothe he can dribble around anyone

Pace with a Hunter or Catalyst

Shooting, he can shoot from anywhere and his chips are sublime

Positioning, he is always where you need him to be

Pace (without a chemistry style that boosts it, slow sprint speed)

Stamina, if you don't conserve it he gets dead at about minute 70


Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 56
GPG: 1.16
APG: 1.02
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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