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How Messi Set Another La Liga Record Revealed

Amuda Segun

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Lionel Messi

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi has set a new Spanish La Liga record following his treble performance against Real Mallorca on Saturday night.

Messi was at his very best as he helped Barcelona to a convincing win over the newly promoted team in one of the week 16 La Liga games played on Saturday.

The newly crowned Ballon d’Or recipient scored a hattrick to propel his team to a 5-2 victory over their opponents.

With the result, Lionel Messi was able to set a new record for the most hattricks in the history of Spanish La Liga.

Messi (35 hattricks) was able to break the record of long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo (34 hattricks).

He opened his account against Real Mallorca with the second Barcelona goal after French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann had given the home side the lead at the Nou Camp.

Real Mallorca star Ante Budimir halved the deficit for his team before Messi restored the two-goal advantage for Barcelona with his brace.

Barcelona went 4-1 up with Luis Suarez’s first goal of the game shortly before the halftime interval.

Ante Budimir pulled another goal back for the visitors in the second half before Lionel Messi wrapped up the game with his hat-trick seven minutes from time.

Lionel Messi has now scored 12 goals in just 10 La Liga games.

He was recently named the Ballon d’Or Award recipient to take his tally to six Ballon d’Or titles.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.