Lionel Messi has not yet run out, even though his age is not young anymore, and in the last three years the light seems to fade. This was evidenced by the brilliant performances at the beginning of this season, even with only five competitive matches being played, this Argentinean mega star has recorded 4 new records. Wow!
In Spanish La Liga this season, Barcelona faced one of the promotion teams, Huesca. In that match, Barca were surprised by the visitors’ quick goal, in the end they managed to win by a landslide score of 8-2. Lionel Messi became the main star in the match through two goals and two assists. Thus, La Pulga was the first player to score in 37 different teams.
Meanwhile, his two assists in the match also turned out to be a new record, with the contribution of assists, Messi collected 151 assists in La Liga and became the first player to break 150 assists in the Spanish top flight. Messi is far ahead of Dani Alves (101) and Xavi Hernandez (91).
La Pulga’s slick performance continued in the European Champions League, when Barcelona hosted PSV Eindhoven in the group’s first matchday match, the Argentine managed to score a hat trick against the Eredivisie club, and Barcelona managed to win a landslide 4-0. With this hat trick, Messi became the top scorer in the European Champion League group phase in history, a total of 64 goals.
Not only that, with this hat trick, in fact Messi managed to become a player with the most hat trick in the history of the European Champions League, with a total of 8 hat trick.