Did you know that Messi has scored the most hat-tricks in the history of La Liga?
Lionel Messi’s 21-year deal with FC Barcelona came to an end on Thursday after the club announced that the Argentine would not sign a new contract. In a statement issued by the Catalan giants, they confirmed that the 34-year-old is leaving the club this summer.
The Argentine star’s latest deal expired this summer, but he is expected to sign a new contract before the new season. Messi would accept an agreement that would reduce his weekly wage by 50 percent. But the club’s financial situation made it impossible for them to sign him up for the new season without drastically reducing their salary bill.
Messi is probably the biggest player Barcelona has experienced. He has appeared in 775 games for Barcelona since making his debut in 2004, scoring 670 goals. Out of the 670 goals, 472 were scored in La Liga, which is the highest in the league’s history.
The Argentine striker scored a total of 48 hat-tricks for Barcelona. He scored the most hat-tricks in the history of La Liga (36). In the UEFA Champions League, Messi scored as many tries as Cristiano Ronaldo (eight).
Against which team did Lionel Messi score the most hat-tricks?
|Opponent||Number of threesomes||Competition|
|Valencia||4||La Liga (3), Copa del Rey (1)|
|Athletics Bilbao||3||La Liga (2), Copa del Rey (1)|
|Deportivo La Coruna||3||The league|
|Seville||3||La Liga (2), Spanish Super Cup (1)|
|Vallecano Ray||2||The league|
|Real Madrid||2||The league|
|Real Betis||2||The league|
|Celtic vigo||2||La Liga, Champions League|
|Real Zaragoza||1||Copa del Rey|
|Bayer Leverkusen||1||league champion|
|Viktoria Plzen||1||league champion|
|Manchester City||1||league champion|