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Let's all watch the ultimate Lionel Messi video on the internet: his 40 career hat-tricks

This is amazing!

International breaks suck, but they do give us time to watch some stuff we wouldn't normally do in weeks filled with club football.

Take this video for instance, which contains all the 40 hat-tricks scored by Lionel Messi in his amazing professional career for Barcelona and Argentina:

(via Wouva10)

This is awesome. The very first hat-trick in Messi's professional career came in a El Clásico match against Real Madrid, which shows he just has knack for scoring big in big games. As you can see in the video, most of Leo's Tripletas came in the Pep Guardiola Era, where False Nine Messi became the deadliest striker on Earth.

As Messi's career moves on, we've seen him slowly transform into a different player, a real midfielder at times, who creates for others before looking to score on his own. This is the best thing about Messi: even though he has 40 career hat-tricks, he evolved. He isn't limited to scoring goals, and he could be winning Ballon D'or after Ballon D'or with goals only. He wants to be as involved as possible, though, which means he's giving up scoring a little bit for the greater benefit of the team.

Messi is special. Very special.

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