Lionel Messi has scored the 50th hat-trick of his career. This notable record was set as Barcelona came from behind to defeat Sevilla and got 10 points clear at the top of Laliga.
Lionel Messi first equalized with a very brilliant volley from 16 yards. He leveled for a second time with a curling shot from the edge of the box. He then chipped Tomas Vaclik for his third goal.
This is Messi’s 36th goal in 35 games against Sevilla. After scoring a hat-trick, he then set up Luis Suarez for a fourth goal during injury-time.
It was a one-man show with Barcelona not playing particularly well. Notwithstanding, they extended their lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid, who played at home against Villarreal on Sunday.
Even at the age of 31; this season, Lionel Messi has scored 33 goals in 32 games. Of these 33 goals, he has scored 6 in the Champions League.
Lionel Messi third goal was his 650th career strike – 585 for Barcelona and 65 for Argentina.