Lionel MESSI scored one of the most ridiculous hattricks you will ever see in FC Barcelona’s 4-1 win against Real Betis.
MESSI with three very different types of goals, all of which were worthy of winning a match but he truly saved the best for last. Barcelona were awarded a free kick and the captain stepped up to take it. Not under the wall or over the wall, MESSI’s shot went to the left of the wall and into the top corner of the net.
But the magic was just starting. Luis SUAREZ played sublime pass in to MESSI and his shot beat the goalkeeper to make it 2-0 for Barcelona.
However, the best was yet to come. MESSI received the ball at the edge of the penalty area and with a first time touch of the ball, chipped it over the goalkeeper and into the net.
Real Betis gave MESSI a standing ovation following the third goal.
The Argentina and Barcelona captain spoke after the match regarding Betis fans giving him an ovation:
“I don’t remember the last time a rival audience applauded me… Betis fans always treat us very well and I’m very grateful.”
Sergio CANALES of Real Betis had this to say after the match:
“When MESSI is in this form, what the heck can you do? He’s the best player in the world.”
With his free kick goal, MESSI, well, here’s a statistic. The most direct free kick goals scored since 2011-2012 season.
Juventus: 29 goals
Lionel MESSI: 25 goals
Real Madrid: 24 goals
Lyon: 22 goals
AS Roma, PSG: 21 goals
Liverpool: 19 goals
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