Messi keeps on smashing records
Leo Messi just keeps on smashing records and there seems to be no limit to what he can achieve. His brilliant performance in Almeria was rounded off with another hat trick –his seventh for the team – as well as two assists.
Barcelona (FCB).- Messi just doesn\u2019t seem to stop pushing the limits, day after day and season after season and his brilliant stats tell a story of a 23-year-old who is already becoming a footballing phenomenon.
Seven consecutive games on target
The goals against Almeria meant that Messi has broken his own record of scoring in six games on the run, which he set in the 2007/08 season, chalking up 11 goals against Zaragoza, Seville, Getafe, Copenhagen, Villarreal and Almeria.
The hat trick on Saturday was Messi\u2019s seventh so far for the club since he bagged his first against Real Madrid at the Nou Camp when he was still only 19 years old.
30 two-goal performances
If the number of hat tricks is impressive, then the occasions that the Argentinean has scored twice in a game is even more so, having done that a total of 30 times. The last time he did it was against Villarreal last weekend when he overtook the goal scoring feats of the club\u2019s great 1940s striker Mariano Martín.
More than 100 La Liga goals
That brace against Villarreal left Messi two short of a hundred league goals and his performance on Saturday means he\u2019s now scored 101 in La Liga since he made his debut with Barça.
Messi has also been setting records in the European game and with his last goal against Copenhagen he made it 32 international goals for the club, overtaking the previous record holder Rivaldo.