Messi scores vs Atlético (2010-11)


The mythical 'hat-trick' of Leo Messi to Atlético celebrates 12 years

Published:5/02/2023 - 13:49h

Updated:5/02/2023 - 13:49h

Lionel Messi scored his 10th hat-trick with the Barça shirt on February 5, 2011 against Atlético de Madrid. By then, the win marked a 16-game winning streak.

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The barcelonismo lived the best stage of his history roughly from the year 2008, with the arrival of Pep Guardiola to the bench of the FC Barcelona with Lionel Messi in the start of the best stretch of his career. On 5 February 2011, the Argentinian star would sign one of his greater exploits dressing the Barcelona T-shirt in a commitment suspender belt in front of the Athletic of Madrid, in a season that would have to the culés like champions of League and Champions.

It treated precisely of the tenth 'hat-trick' in the career of the international with the Albiceleste and just in front of a team in which militaba a mate, fellow and big partner of the goal in the combined Argentinian: Sergio the 'Kun' Agüero, the one who for then was one of the main offensive referents of the Madrilenian team. However, in that meeting would find to a Barça with an overwhelming rhythm in front of which at all could do.

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The first goal would arrive after an esprint by part of the '10' Barcelona, tricking to several rival pair undo of them and finish encarando the contrary goal, already for the second would take advantage of a defensive error by part of the saga colchonera and would close a brilliant participation when taking advantage of a rebound that had left the then goalkeeper rojiblanco, David of Gea, after a finish frustrated of David Villa.

These three targets were fundamental for allanar the way of face to the title of LaLiga, that would top a doublet at the end of the season 2010/11. The Barça was near to reach the triplete after having arrived to the final of the Glass of Rey, but in that party contested in Mestalla would finish falling by 1-0 in the extention in front of the Real Madrid in the middle of a season in which they contested until five Classical.

Likewise, that victory supposed the extension of an important victorious series for the then directed by Pep Guardiola, that reached the 16 parties obtaining the triumph. It treated equally of a historical record in the competition that left backwards a far register left by the Real Madrid of Alfredo gave Stefano, that had concretised his feat near of half century before another Argentinian did it, but this time with the Barça.

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