Lionel Messi has scored the fiftieth hat-trick and swooped in a 4–2 victory for Barca on Saturday against Sevilla. This took the club one step closer to win the La Liga title. The star player surprised the fans as he scored a volley from sixteen years for equalizing the score for Barca as they had fallen behind Jesus Navas’ opening goal at the twenty-second minute.
Lionel Messi is leading the charts after he scored the 25th goals in twenty-three appearance in the league in this season. Also, he has twenty-eight strike leagues against Sevilla. This is actually the maximum goals that a player has scored against one opponent in the history of La Liga.
Even at the age of 31, Lionel Messi doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. He has 33 goals from 32 games. This is inclusive of the 6 games of Champions League with Barcelona chasing the treble.
The 3rd goal that he scored was the 650th strike in his career, 585 being for Barcelona and 65 being for Argentina. Afterward, Messi stated that it is not possible to be at their best. According to him, they came from a streak and weren’t playing the best of football. As the game flows, it becomes easier to score a goal. For Barcelona, this had been one of the toughest tests that were left in the run. Perhaps, the most difficult one is to take place next weekend against Real Madrid.