When Lionel Messi rains goals in the UEFA Champions League, he tends to pour them.
The FC Barcelona superstar scored a hat trick Wednesday in his team’s 4-0 Champions League win over Manchester City. The treble was Messi’s second in row in Europe’s elite competition — a simply astonishing feat from a player many regard as the best of all time.
Messi scored his first goal of the game in the 17th minute.
The Argentine struck again in the 61st minute and completed his hat trick eight minutes later.
Messi now leads the Champions League in goal-scoring this season with six (in just two games). His next closest rivals have three goals in three games.
The plaudits to come Messi’s way after his record-extending hat trick. He’s on seven, while Cristiano Ronaldo has five in his Champions League career.
Messi now 37 career hat tricks for Barcelona.
The photo says it all: priceless.
Thumbnail photo via YouTube/MNcompsJR