Lionel Messi’s hat-trick has given Barcelona team a break from the pressure it suffered over the week and a place at the top of the table as they beat Celta 4 – 1 in Nou Camp.
Messi in an impressive performance open the score line with a penalty and then some impressive free kick from right and left sides of the opponent’s pitch.
Messi’s third goal in the match against Celta marked his 34th hat-trick to equal Christaino Ronaldo’s record in LaLiga history.
Celta Vigo responded later on with a goal from Lucas Olaza. His effort to rouse his team spirit with a free-kick goal was quickly perished with a goal from Sergio Busquets.
Barca currently sits above Real Madrid on goal difference as they look forward to their El Classico meeting.