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Messi equals Ronaldo’s hat-trick tally

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, La Liga
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After scoring a set-piece hat-trick last night, Lionel Messi is reestablishing himself as the absolute king of the European football.

Another win for Barcelona and another record broke for Messi.

With his hat-trick yesterday, the Argentinian jumped up to second place in the goalscorers ranking of La Liga.

Karim Benzema is ahead of Barca’s superstar by one goal with nine to his name. However, after Messi missed out a month with injury, the Argentinian picked up the pace quickly.

The latest hattrick also meant it was Messi’s 34th in La Liga, and he now has just as many as Cristiano Ronaldo did in Spain.

This is yet another example of the Portuguese leaving his mark in Spain.