Leo Messi, celebrating a goal against the Eibar in the Camp Nou


The carnival of Messi: 'Hat-trick' in 40 minutes against the Eibar

Published:22/02/2020 - 17:07h

Updated:22/02/2020 - 18:04h

Leo Messi appeared motivated this Saturday in the Camp Nou, and showed it annotating a 'hat-trick' in 40 minutes against the Eibar. Already there are 36 'hat-tricks' of the Argentinian in LaLiga

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40 minutes sufficed to Leo Messi to mark three goals and, with this, sentence the FC Barcelona-Eibar shortly before that it finalised the first-half. The Argentinian star arrived motivated to the party after chaining four days followed without marking, and sabedor that the Eibar is one of the rivals that better gives him in this League Santander. No in vain it has marked them already 19 goals since the armeros are in First.

After having annotated the first goal in the minute 14, that came preceded of a pipe and of a subtle definition, Leo Messi took advantage of the final stretch of the first-half to duplicate and triplicar the advantage happened the half hour of game. The second so much arrived thanks to a shot raso and crusader, after a pass of Arturo Vidal and a good change of rhythm of 'The Flea' with the balloon in the boots.

Hardly three minutes afterwards, Messi attained the third goal of form almost haphazard. The Eibar starred an error clamoroso when it tried to go out from backwards with the balloon controlled, and to Messi fell him the frank balloon to the edge of the area. The Argentinian saw askance to Antoine Griezmann and happened him the balloon, but the French did not control well and arrived a defence to clear the danger.

It did not clear it too much, because the spherical fell again in the boots of Leo Messi and this, in front of the goalkeeper, did not fail. New perfect definition to plant the 3-0 in the marker in 40 minutes, the one who already is one of the 'hat-tricks' faster of the career of the '10'. In the last minutes of the party, besides, would arrive the chamber of the afternoon for Leo Messi, thanks to a previous action of Braithwaite.

36 'hat-tricks' of Messi in LaLiga

It treats of the 'hat-trick' number 36 that annotates Leo Messi in LaLiga Santander and of the sixth poker, thing that serves him to go back to take out distance regarding his perseguidores in the fight by the 'Pichichi', with 18 targets. 23 goals in total accumulates in all the competitions, and is clear that will arrive with the confidence by the clouds to measure next Tuesday the Napoli in the gone of eighth of final of the Champions League.

Quique Setién breathed calm from the bench this Saturday in the Camp Nou. When Soto Degree pitó the end of the first 45 minutes, the Cantabrian technician headed to Messi of way to the changing rooms and gave him two golpecitos in the shoulder, with a smile. In his head sure that thought something as well as "today you are me solving the ballot". And the one of Josep Maria Bartomeu, that minutes before received a pañolada in the loge, sure that also.

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