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Lionel Messi beats Cristiano Ronaldo’s La Liga hat-trick record

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The GOAT netted his 35th league hat-trick against Real Mallorca

FC Barcelona v Real Mallorca - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Lionel Messi made yet more history on Saturday night by scoring his 35th La Liga hat-trick to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s record.

The Barcelona captain netted three times in a 5-2 win over Real Mallorca to move out on his own when it comes to hat-tricks scored in the Spanish top flight.

Messi has now scored 53 hat-tricks in all competitions in his career:

His goals also mean he now has 12 for the season in La Liga and overtakes Karim Benzema at the top of the the Pichichi standings. It also caps another great week for the GOAT after he was awarded his sixth Ballon d’Or on Monday.