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Messi Closes In On Two Ronaldo Records

Lionel Messi Closes In On Two Cristiano Ronaldo Records

By David Kappel - Sep 11, 2017 08:00 PM @kappilinho

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was the Man of the Match against crosstown opponents Espanyol this weekend, and also closed in on two of longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo's records.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the players with most La Liga hat-tricks ever.

The Argentine netted a hat-trick in his side's 5-0 win in the Catalan derby, taking his own record of the most goals in the fixture's history to 20. His triple strike against Espanyol was also the 38th hat-trick of his time with the Spanish giants, drawing closer on Ronaldo's tally of 42 for Real Madrid.

The Barca talisman has scored 27 hat-tricks in La Liga, another seven in the UEFA Champions League, three in the Copa del Rey and one in the Spanish Super Cup. In addition, he has also scored four trebles for Argentina.

Only Ronaldo has scored more hat-tricks in the Spanish top flight, with 32 in La Liga, but Messi has now closed the gap to five.

The Portuguese is also five trebles ahead in the overall career hat-tricks ranking, having netted 42 for Real, four for Portugal and one for Manchester United.

Read: Ronaldo Closing In On Messi World Record?

Messi has begun the season in fine form, scoring five goals in his first three La Liga games, while Ronaldo is still suspended following his sending off in the Spanish Super Cup.

Do you think Messi will score more goals than Ronaldo this season? Have your say in the comments section below.


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mrcee@.com Joined: 07 Sep 2017
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mrcee@.com Sep 12, 2017 07:05 PM
For Country what big games did Ronaldo scored
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RealChelseaChiefs Sep 12, 2017 06:48 PM
@Tedd so ur saying to us the fact that Ronaldo has more hatricks in Laliga dan Messi yet Ronaldo is 2years older plus has played 6 less seasons compared to Messi counts? Ur praising Ronaldo's brilliance while trying to defend your lil Man......kwaah so if Ronaldo had played 6seasons earlier and 2years younger he would have how many hatricks now? You tell me cause if your math is right it's a total of 228games
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Mor93 Sep 12, 2017 06:27 PM
Obvious he is going to score more plus age comparing the 2 Rinaldo is now lowing messi still have more 2 yrs
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alizebucs1986 Sep 12, 2017 04:33 PM
@Tedd nd u forget something Masesi has been playing in spain for 14 years compared to CR7 8 years that also counts my brother
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Endinaki Sep 12, 2017 03:19 PM
Remember the king arrived n messi has been already playing in la liga
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RealManUchiefz Sep 12, 2017 02:09 PM
Cheerleading in full swing mxm
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Tedd Sep 12, 2017 01:21 PM
@RealChelseaChiefs- you forgetting something crucial, CR7 is 2 years older than messi that also counts my brother.
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alizebucs1986 Sep 12, 2017 01:17 PM
Hahahahaha Record chaser
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lulikho Sep 12, 2017 12:12 PM
Lol CR7 the record holder in Messi's home...
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RealChelseaChiefs Sep 12, 2017 11:05 AM
Messi scored more goals under Guardiola playing as a false. 9 so do not make excuses for him cause Ronaldo is an original winger who is a scoring Machine and mostly in Big games when needed and for Country as well done did it all everywhere and against every Legendary keeper ask Buffon,Nuer,Curtois and Cech to name a few mostly Braces and Hatricks stop making ecuses for your choking goat who misses penalties
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Faysal Sep 12, 2017 10:05 AM
Messi made records still penaldo have to break but he won't
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Tedd Sep 12, 2017 08:59 AM
I have to commend Ronaldo for having played less la liga seasons but has more hatricks
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alizebucs1986 Sep 12, 2017 08:03 AM
So king CR7 found Masesi busy picking his nose in Spain and sets the Records for him to chase kikikikiki
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alizebucs1986 Sep 12, 2017 07:59 AM
@atlijozi and we must also take into account that Ronaldo i a Natural born Winger,when Man United signed him they Signed him as David Beckham's Replacement
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atlijozi Sep 12, 2017 07:32 AM
alizebucs1986 we mus also take into account that the (G.O.A.T) Messi is a team player he's a creative genius, he's not selfish and self-centred like Ronald who wants the glory all 2 himself...!
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musah005 Sep 12, 2017 07:26 AM
He must thank his gods that cr7 is suspended, enjoy it while it lasts
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Kgandashisa the King Sep 12, 2017 07:19 AM
The king is coming back n all hell will break lose
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wongama Sep 12, 2017 07:08 AM
Without injuries Messi has always scored and created more goals than cr7
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alizebucs1986 Sep 12, 2017 06:56 AM
@Dumisani aka Dumie their stats reads Masesi 14 years in Spain CR7 8 years in Spain,that surely gives u a clue
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MR E Sep 12, 2017 06:56 AM
Messi is the beast!

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