Leo Messi had a crazy night. The star of FC Barcelona scored a hat-trick, beating Celta Vigo 4-1 with a legendary Hat-trick. His 34th hat-trick in La Liga equaled Cristiano Ronaldo's record in the competition.
The Argentine international opened the scoring with a penalty in the first half, but his foul before the break caused a yellow card and Celta's equalizer on Lucas Olaza's free-kick.
The striker caught up with two excellent free-kicks, one in stoppage time in the first half and the other a few minutes after the break. He did not need more to match his enemy brother, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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"With Leo, everything is possible"Valverde said after the meeting. "He's an expert on free kicks. Our opponents are always wary of mistakes near the surface, " he added.
Messi has scored nine goals in his last seven games, in all competitions. He has scored eight goals in the league this season, one less than the top scorer, Benzema.
Barcelona and Madrid each have 25 points, two more than Real Sociedad. The Spanish powers have a game in hand to make the difference, given that the Clasico was postponed to December because of the separatist rally last month in the Catalan capital.