The 2 times UEFA best player award winner Lionel Messi has set another record in the Champions League. He is now the player with most number of Champions League hat-tricks with 6 on his name. With numerous other records, Lionel Messi has surely surpassed all other footballing legends. Barcelona and Celtic came face to face in the first Champions League fixture. The game at Camp Nou was fully under Catalan’s control and they dominated the game from start to finish. The game ended with a 7-0 win for Barcelona with Messi scoring his 6th Champions League hat-trick and created record. On this occasion we have compiled all UEFA Champions League hat-tricks of Lionel Messi.
1.Barcelona vs Arsenal (2009/10):
Arsenal is the non-Spanish team against whom Leo Messi has scored the most number of goals. The 2 sides came face to face in Quarterfinal stage in 2009/10 season. The first leg at Emirates stadium ended up in a 2-2 draw. The next game was played at the Camp Nou, and Arsenal was the first to strike. Leo Messi then went on to scored 4 goals and won the draw with a 6-3 aggregate score for Barcelona. This was Leo’s first hat-trick in UCL and was the most memorable performances of him.
2.Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen (2011/12):
The group H fixture in 2011/12 UCL season between Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen was played at the home ground of Plzen. Messi scored a hat-trick and won the fixture for by a 4-0 score line and took home 3 important points.
3.Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen (2011/12):
Lionel Messi created a record by scoring 5 goals in a single Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen in 2012. The fixture ended with a 7-1 win for the Catalans.
4.Barcelona vs Ajax (2013/14):
The Dutch football club Ajax met Barcelona in the group stages of 2013/14 fixture. Leo scored a hat-trick against Ajax including a stunning free-kick from 25 yards.
5.Barcelona vs Apoel (2014/15):
2014/15 season was a perfect one for Leo Messi and Barcelona as they went on to win a treble. Leo scored a brilliant hat-trick against Apoel in a group stage fixture.Assists to his goals go to Rafinha, Dani Alves, and Pedro.
6.Barcelona vs Celtic (2016/17):
The Champions League opening fixture in 2016/17 season was played between Barcelona and Celtic. Leo scored a hat-trick in the game and became the player with the most hat-tricks in Champions League.
UEFA Champions League Hat-tricks of Lionel Messi
- Barcelona vs Celtic (2016/17)
- Barcelona vs Apoel (2014/15)
- Barcelona vs Ajax (2013/14)
- Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen (2011/12)
- Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzen (2011/12)
- Barcelona vs Arsenal (2009/10)