Barcelona flying high thanks to record-breaking Messi

The Argentina captain, already the all-time La Liga top scorer, netted his 23rd hat-trick.

Lionel Messi claimed a share of two more of the few Spanish soccer records he does not already own with another stunning performance on Sunday that underlined Barcelona’s credentials as possible treble winners.

The Argentina captain, already the all-time La Liga top scorer, netted his 23rd hat-trick in Spain’s top flight in a 5-0 demolition of Levante at the Nou Camp, matching the record set by his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this season.

Messi has 31 trebles in all competitions for Barca, tying the most scored for a Spanish club set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra, while Ronaldo has 27 overall for Real.
 
 
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