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Messi Overtakes Ronaldo As The Player With Most Hat-tricks In La Liga

The Argentinean striker’s three goals against Mallorca saw the Barcelona man overtake his old adversary. Leo Messi overtook Cristiano Ronaldo as the player with the most hat-tricks in LaLiga, as he scored three times against Mallorca in Barcelona’s 5-2 home win. With this latest hat-trick, Messi has now notched three or more goals 35 times in the Spanish top flight, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo managed with Real Madrid before his move to Juventus. Messi takes Mallorca to the cleaners Messi claimed the match ball on Saturday evening with goals in the 18th, 41st and 83rd minutes. The first was an unstoppable shot from distance past Reina into the top corner; the second that classic Messi goal, slotted home with his left peg from the top of the box, while the last was smashed home after a Suárez lay off.

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