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Pictures: Messi Gives Up Hat-Trick For Griezmann

Lionel Messi incredibly gave up the chance to score a hat-trick in FC Barcelona's 5-2 drubbing of Getafe on Thursday night by letting Antoine Griezmann take a last-minute penalty kick. Here are the best images from the moment!

Click through the gallery above to see Messi allowing Griezmann to get on the score sheet instead of securing yet another hat-trick!

The Argentine went into the half-time break on a brace, with Ronald Koeman's men leading 3-1 against Getafe in what was an entertaining LaLiga match of football. 

While he had a few chances to secure yet another career hat-trick, Messi's best opportunity to score a third came late on in the tie when Griezmann was fouled in the box and Barcelona was awarded a penalty. 

Messi, Barca's designated penalty-kick taker, instead gave his colleague Griezmann the ball, a gesture that has been described as "classy" by many in footballing circles. 

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The France international managed to tuck the ball away to complete Barcelona's emphatic 5-2 victory at the Camp Nou, a result that sees the Spanish giants remain in third place in the table with a game in hand over second-placed Real Madrid and leaders Atletico Madrid. 

Where do Messi and Griezmann rank among the best-paid players in world football? Find out below!

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