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Messi Equals Ronaldo's Record After Hat-Trick Heroics

Lionel Messi was in superb form for FC Barcelona on Saturday after bagging a hat-trick, which has now seen him equal a record by his long-standing rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Click through the gallery the players with the most hat-tricks in LaLiga history.

After a disappointing result in the UEFA Champions League earlier this week, Messi took it upon himself to get Barcelona back on the winning trail as they defeated Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou.

The Argentine superstar bagged two free-kicks and penalty to claim his 34th hat-trick in the Spanish top fight, equalling the record of Ronaldo's 34 hat-tricks.

It was also Messi's 52nd career hat-trick, with his first hat-trick dating back to 2007. The Argentine is only active player in the top five list for most hat-tricks in LaLiga.

Read: Messi Nets Sublime Hat-Trick As Barca Cement Top Spot

Messi has now taken his tally to eight goals and four assists in seven league games for the Catalan giants this season.

What do you make of Messi latest feat in LaLiga? Have your say in the comment section below.

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