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Lionel Messi is the Champions League hat-trick king

Another game, another record for the GOAT

FC Barcelona v PSV - UEFA Champions League Group B Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Lionel Messi seems to set a new record every time he sets foot on a pitch at the moment, and he rewrote the history books again on Tuesday night.

The Barcelona captain started off with a brilliant free-kick to open the scoring, added a second after a neat ball by Ivan Rakitic and then added a third with just minutes of normal time remaining.

It’s Messi’s eighth hat-trick in the Champions League and that’s more than any other player has ever managed.

Before the Joan Gamper Trophy in August Messi promised he’d do everything to bring the Champions League back to Barcelona. He certainly seemed in determined mood against PSV.

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