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Ronaldo’s La Liga hat-trick record

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 03: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona conducts the ball next to Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

With Cristiano Ronaldo out of the picture, the Portuguese’s record of 34 La Liga hat-tricks is under serious threat from Messi.

The Blaugrana captain is currently on 33, and will surely net a treble before the league season ends in May.

As hard as this may be for some to imagine, though, the last time Messi got a hat-trick came in March. Furthermore, his injury problems have been a cause for concern over at Camp Nou.

So, who knows? maybe Ronaldo can rest easy on this one after all?