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Messi Equals Incredible Ronaldinho Record

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who scored a sublime hat-trick this weekend, has equalled a record that was formerly held by his former teammate and Brazil legend Ronaldinho.

Click through the gallery above to see pictures of Messi in action against Leganes on Saturday night!

The Argentine found the back of the net three times in the Blaugrana's 3-1 win over Leganes, opening his account with a superb free-kick that had the crowd on their feet.

The 30-year-old has now scored six direct free-kicks in LaLiga for the Catalan giants this season, equalling Ronaldinho's 2006/07 tally.

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Messi has hit the back of the net on 39 occasions and assisted a further 16 strikes in 46 matches for Barca so far in this campaign.

Do you think the Argentine can break the record? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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