Messi equalled Ronaldo’s record of 44 hat tricks for Real Madrid when he put three past Sevilla a couple of days back.
He is also closing in on two of his other Ronaldo milestones.
Ronaldo has 34 La Liga hat tricks and Messi is now on 32.
And Ronaldo is one measly hat trick ahead of Messi when it comes to all tournaments.
He has 51 hat tricks which inclued 34 hat-tricks in the La Liga, seven in the Champions League, two in the Copa del Rey,one at the FIFA Club World Cup for Real, one hat-trick for Manchester United and six for Portugal.
Goal machines both of them – but CR7 seems to be slowing down.
Highlights of Barcelona’s 4-2 win over Sevilla.
The first goal Messi scores is a treat to watch.Totally brilliant