Lionel Messi didn’t start the game against Alaves on the weekend which eventually ended in a defeat for the Catalans. Alaves was far better than Barcelona on the night. They played attractive football and got their deserving 2-1 victory. After Messi was substituted, he was unable to make an instant impact on the game. Following Tuesday night, the opening fixture of Champions League was played between Barcelona and Celtic at Camp Nou. Luis Enrique’s men were sensational in the game and took home important 3 points. Yet another UEFA Champions League record by Messi was created during the game. He became the player with the most number of hat-tricks in UCL history.
Lionel Messi has surpassed every footballing legend and has become the best player ever in the game. He has numerous records in the football world and has been one of the most successful players in the Champions League history. He also has a Large number of records and 4 Champions League trophies on his names. He might end up with 5-6 Champions League trophies and more records by the end of his career.
Messi respects the club Celtic very much. The games against Celtic, back in the days when he was on the rise, were special for him. He respects Celtic fans and players, and has a special place for them in his heart. The UCL 2016 opening game between Barcelona and Celtic was the first time MSN trio started together this season. The game ended with a 7-0 win for FC Barcelona in which Messi scored a hat-trick and provided 1 assist.
Lionel Messi’s hat-trick made him the player with the most hat-tricks in Champions League history. It was his 6th hat-trick in Champions League since he started his career. Following him is Cristiano Ronaldo with 5 hat-tricks. Here is Lionel Messi’s performance against Celtic.