The Barcelona captain was in superb form scoring a superb free-kick, a neat flick from a crazy Suarez pass and then a beautiful chip.
Messi couldn’t remember receiving applause from opposing fans before, but he certainly welcomed the gesture.
“I don’t remember being applauded by rival fans for a goal before. I am very grateful for the response of the supporters,” he said.
“I don’t know, I was lucky that both of them went in but above all we got the three points. We knew that we had a good opportunity to put a little distance between ourselves and Atlético and we couldn’t fail.”
Source | Movistar
It was yet another sensational performance from the GOAT, his 51st career hat-trick and a club-record 477th win in a Barcelona shirt.