Since his debut in 2005, Lionel Messi has taken la Liga by storm with his magic. Goals, assists and extraordinary dribbling have been his trademarks for the last 15 years, and we are up to see a lot more.
He has just reached his 50th hat-trick (club and country) of his career, just one shy from record holder Cristiano Ronaldo.
ℹ️ Hat-tricks for club & country:
5⃣1⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo
5⃣0⃣ Lionel Messi
2⃣9⃣ Luis Suárez#UCL
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 23, 2019
This time, it was the 44th time Messi has scored three goals in a game for Barcelona, while the result moved Ernesto Valverde’s side 10 points clear at the top of the table, having played a game more than second-place Atletico de Madrid.
Messi holds the record for the most goals in LaLiga with 505, and the most assists in history, with 164. He has won the league on nine occasions, all of them playing for Barcelona.
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