Barcelona 5-2 Mallorca
Ahead of his Ballon d’Or winning heroics, Messi would give the world a timely reminder of why he is the best in the business.
The Argentina international was in a good mood and it showed on the scoreboard. The La Masia graduate scored a well-time hattrick against the La Liga minnows.
His first two were secured before the first half’s stoppage and the 32-year-old would complete his hattrick seven minutes from time. Luis Suarez sent him the ball and his left foot did the rest to complete the thrashing.