Just the three goals for Lionel Messi this weekend.
Even though it’s not news that Lionel Messi is an exceptional talent, it’s still astonishing to watch him at his best. It’s the fact that nothing he does even surprises you anymore, that makes it such a surreal experience.
His latest hat-trick against Celta Vigo helped FC Barcelona return to the top of La Liga at Real Madrid’s expense. Also, two of these goals were stunning free-kicks, as the Argentine continues to find the back of the net from dead-ball situations. This was Messi’s first hat-trick of the season and the 52nd of his career in what felt like a pivotal moment, as Barca and Real Madrid are now level on points as El Classico edges closer.