Born in Rosario, Argentina in 1987, Lionel Messi was brought to Barcelona when he was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency. The club agreed to pay Messi’s medical expenses and Messi promised to devote his services to the club. From a very young age, Messi had something extraordinary. His talent was flourished at La Masia academy and was properly furnished. At the start of his career with the club, Messi was a forward who had skills, dribbling, speed, and finishing. As he grew and learnt, he also evolved himself as a play maker. His passing, his vision, and chances creation are fascinating. After the retirement of Xavi, he has dropped down into the mid-field and primarily works to create chances for Suarez and Neymar. That is the reason he doesn’t have the most goals for Barcelona this season. He creates chances and agrees to play in any position that is beneficial for his team. He has achieved a milestone of providing a hat-tricks of assists in 3 matches in his career. He has great dribbling skills, along with vision and passing accuracy that makes him a great play maker. Let us have a look at the 3 hat-tricks of assists by Lionel Messi in his entire career.
1. FCB vs Levante (2014):
22/1/2014 marks the day when Lionel Messi gave three assists in a single match for the first time. The game was a Copa Del Rey fixture between Barcelona and Levante and the scoreline, in the end, was 4-1 in favor of Barca. Messi provided all 3 assists to Cristian Tello.
2. Argentina vs Paraguay (2015):
Although Argentina could not win the Copa America in 2015 final, Messi gave an extraordinary performance in semi-final vs Paraguay. Argentina won 6-1, Messi didn’t score even a single but was named the man of the match. He gave 3 assists. First was given to Rojo from a free-kick, second assists to Javier Pastore and last one to Gonzalo Higuain. Excellent stuff by the Barcelona man.
3. FCB vs Getafe (2016):
Barcelona played Getafe on 12-3-2016 when Messi again provided 3 assists and Barcelona won by a massive scoreline 6-0. His 1 assist went to Munir and other 2 assists to Neymar. Such is the class of this Argentine, that if not by goals, he will contribute with assists and playmaking.