Lionel Messi hit yet another landmark on Saturday when he became the first player to hit 1,000 goal contributions after netting four times against Eibar.
The Barcelona captain now has 696 goals and 306 assists for club and country in his glittering career.
696 goals.— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 22, 2020
Lionel Messi has now scored or assisted more than 1,000 goals for club and country pic.twitter.com/Z1vGsjACDE
Messi went into Saturday’s match without a goal in his last four games but had three by the 40-minute mark as he completed his 54th career hat-trick and his fourth first-half hat-trick.
⚽⚽⚽ - Messi scores his 54th career hat-trick (club & country) and his 4th in the FIRST HALF.— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) February 22, 2020
The Barcelona captain has also taken the match ball home against against Real Mallorca and Celta Vigo this season, making Saturday’s the third hat-trick of 2019-20.
Lionel Messi has now scored a hat-trick of hat-tricks in LaLiga this season:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 22, 2020
vs. Celta Vigo
Every other player in the division combined has one. pic.twitter.com/47c02u8zTI