BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi netted his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Saturday in La Liga in front of 71,209 fans.
FC Barcelona’s captain converted a penalty to put the champions ahead in the 23rd minute and another pair on free kicks in 45+1 and 48th minute.
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Messi tied Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 34 hat-tricks in La Liga.
Barca lead the standings on 25 points after 12 games, even with second-placed Real Madrid who earned a 4-0 win over Eibar.