Leo Messi's best hat-tricks
28 April 2019
Lionel Messi made history against Sevilla when he netted his 50th hat-trick for FC Barcelona in a 4-2 victory at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
The Barça captain equalised with a brilliant volley from 16 yards before levelling once again with a curling effort from the edge of the box.
Messi completed a half century of trebles in the 85th minute with a deft chip over Tomáš Vaclík to move the Catalans onto 57 points in LaLiga.
In March 2007 the Argentine announced himself to the world with his first career hat-trick against Real Madrid in a pulsating 3-3 draw.
His final goal was a thing of beauty, latching onto Ronaldinho’s through-ball before dancing beyond the Real Madrid defence and firing past Iker Casillas to ensure a star was born.
Messi has been a thorn in the side of Los Blancos ever since, netting another hat-trick in a dramatic 4-3 victory at the Santiago Bernabéu in 2014.
After netting his first goal just before half-time, the Argentinian kept his composure from the spot on two occasions to seal a famous victory.
Messi often marks a big occasion with a hat-trick, bringing up his 400th goal for the club as part of a treble against Espanyol in 2014.
Having gone a goal behind, Messi levelled proceedings with a thumping low drive from the edge of the box before doing the same again in the second half.
Messi then completed the hat-trick following a neat one-two with Pedro before steering the ball into the bottom corner.
The 31-year-old has scored more goals against Sevilla than any other club, netting 36 in 35 game against Los Rojiblancos.
During a fine 5-1 victory at the Camp Nou in 2014, Messi opened the scoring in the 21st minute before rounding of the win with two late goals.
Messi will now be hoping to add a 51st hat-trick this week when he heads to Real Madrid twice in four days.