Barcelona’s magician Lionel Messi set up another record for scoring most hat-tricks in the history of La Liga. Not only this, the player also helped his side to move a point ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga 2014–15. Messi is now the highest hat-tricks scorer in Liga BBVA as the player has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo. How many hat-tricks Messi have scored in La Liga history? Continue your reading to find the answer.
Lionel Messi Becomes All Time Highest Hat-trick Scorer in La Liga
Messi scored his twenty fourth hat-trick against Rayo Vallecano in a 6–1 home win. He netted Barcelona’s third goal from a retake from the penalty spot on 56th minute after Tito was sent off for a second booking after a late tackle on Suarez. Messi then added a fourth and fifth to ensure Barca moved a point clear of Real Madrid.
The Argentina captain surpassed the record of Cristiano Ronaldo who set up record of scoring 23 hat-tricks in La Liga history. Also, Messi became the top goal scorer of La Liga 2014–15 after scoring 30 goals, equalizing record of Cristiano Ronaldo scoring same goals.
Barca are now at first spot with 62 points. After scoring 6 goals in last game against Rayo Vallecano, they have netted most number of goals this season . Barcelona have conceded least number of goals also . Their El Clasico rivals are now at second spot with 61 points followed by Atletico Madrid at third position.
It was Uruguayan Luis Suarez who scored the first goal for Barcelona. Thereafter Gerard Pique added second goal in 49th minute of second half. All three next goals were scored by Messi followed by last goal by Luis Suarez. It was great day for Barcelona as they moved to the top of league table, Messi scored 24th hat-trick and equalized record for scoring most goals in La Liga 2014–15. Check out the list of La Liga all time highest hat-tricks scorer below.
La Liga All Time Most Hat-tricks scorers
|3||Alfredo di Stefano||Argentina||22|
|5||Edmundo Suarez||Edmundo Suarez||19|
|6||Cesar Rodriguez||Cesar Rodriguez||16|