Lionel Messi has scored 35 La Liga hat-tricks, including four in 2019Lionel Messi celebrated winning his sixth Ballon d’Or with a hat-trick as Barcelona beat Mallorca to move top of La Liga.He scored two excellent finishes from outside the box before smashing in a third off the underside of the crossbar.Antoine Griezmann had opened the…

Lionel Messi is Barcelona’s all-time top scorer with 612 goals, 380 clear of Cesar Rodriguez (232)Lionel Messi will become only the second player to make 700 Barcelona appearances if he features in Wednesday’s Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund.The 32-year-old, who has scored 612 goals for the club, is behind Xavi’s appearance record of 767.Barca…

Luis Suarez scored his sixth goal of the season to rescue a point for BarcelonaArturo Vidal scored a scruffy late winner as La Liga leaders Barcelona came from behind to beat bottom club Leganes.Youssef En-Nesyri’s stunning early strike put Leganes ahead while Barcelona toiled in response. The champions improved after the break and Luis Suarez…

Lionel Messi scored two sublime free-kicks on his way to registering his 34th La Liga hat-trickLionel Messi scored a hat-trick, including two sublime free-kicks, as champions Barcelona returned to winning ways against Celta Vigo in La Liga.Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Junior Firpo’s cross struck defender Joseph Aidoo’s arm.Lucas Olaza equalised…

Lionel Messi protests to the refereeBarcelona failed to score for the first time in 46 home games as they were held to a draw by Slavia Prague.Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the…

Lionel Messi has scored six goals in his last five games in all competitionsLa Liga leaders Barcelona conceded three goals in seven second-half minutes as Levante came from behind to defeat Ernesto Valverde’s champions.Lionel Messi had put the visitors ahead with a 38th-minute penalty following Jorge Miramon’s foul on Nelson Semedo.Jose Campana levelled for Levante…

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Luis Suarez’s place in the Barca XI could be under threat from Antoine Griezmann but he took his goal wellAn excellent late goal from Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 friendly win over Arsenal at a packed Nou Camp.In their final pre-season game, Arsenal named a fairly strong starting XI and led at half-time through…