Barcelona vs Real Mallorca: After Lionel Messi broke the most hat-trick record held by Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga, thousands of social media users praised Barcelona’s star. Lauding the Argentine footballer for his 35th treble in the Spanish league, the netizens shared pictures of Messi and posted various messages on social networking sites particularly Twitter.
The micro-blogging site was flooded with #Messi by his fans from across the country. The Barca forward achieved the feat in a game against Real Mallorca on Saturday night. His hat-trick helped Barca to win the match 5-2. Barcelona also moved to the top spot of the La Liga standings.
Here is the social media reaction to Messi’s record-breaking 35th hat-trick:
A Twitter user said: Messi presents his 6th Ballon D Or to the fans.17 minutes later, he scores an absolutely sublime goal. We can never get tired of you 🐐 😍 #Messi
Another user said: Lionel Messi didn’t start a single match until Barcelona’s seventh game of the season. He’s currently the top scorer in La Liga. Imagine giving everyone else a 6-game head start, and catching up before Christmas. Only Messi Things!!
A user said: A natural hero. Suarez goal though brilliant belongs to mortals. Messi competes Olympus level.
A netizen wrote: Ronaldo only has two more career hat-tricks than Messi and he’s two and a half years older. Also, Ronaldo only scored one hat-trick in the first 8 years of his professional career.
Another user said: Great player Messi, really awesome!!! But you also know, you don’t deserve that, this year! But I keep thinking you are the perfect player. Congrats anyway. Cheers from Philippines, but Portuguese heart
Meanwhile, with his 53rd hat-trick, Messi became the top performer in the current La Liga. His goal tally stands at 12. This came several days after Barca forward broke Ronaldo’s record of winning prestigious Ballon d’Or award most of the times. French Football awarded him the coveted trophy for the sixth time, surpassing Ronaldo who had won the title five times.