Celta de Vigo had fouled three times at the Nou Camp stadium to stop a dangerous chance for FC Barcelona. Celtas big problem: Three times lay down Lionel Messi the ball. Messi scored three goals in Barcelona's 4-1 (2-1) victory. And three times by a dormant ball.
The first goal was supposedly the simplest task for the six-time world footballer: He turned a hand penalty sure (23 minute). In his 2: 1 and 3: 1 goals, Messi had a little more distance to overcome. Once he came from 23 meters to the free kick (45. + 1), once from 22 meters (48.) - each with the same result. Both times he scored the ball over the wall and into the right corner, Celta goalkeeper Rubén Blanco flew in each case in vain.
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For Messi it is the 34th hat-trick in the Spanish league, so he set the record of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese also scored 34 hat-tricks for Real Madrid between 2009 and 2018.
It is already the fifth defeat in a row for the last-placed Celta. Only four days ago, a new coach arrived with Óscar García. However, Lucas Olaza's (42nd) equalizer failed more than the equalizer. Sergio Busquets scored with a deflected shot the final score (85.).
Barcelona remain the league leaders, but remain tied to second-placed Real Madrid. Madrid won 4-0 in Eibar (3: 0) and are only two goals worse than Barcelona.
FC Barcelona - Celta de Vigo 4: 1 (2: 1)
1: 0 Messi (23, penalty kick)
1: 1 Olaza (42.)
2: 1 Messi (45. + 1)
3: 1 Messi (48.)
4: 1 Busquets (85.)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen - Semedo (23rd Busquets), Piqué, Umtiti, Junior - De Jong, Sergi Roberto, Arthur - Messi, Griezmann (73rd Suárez), Fati (46th Dembélé)
Celta Vigo: Blanco - Aidoo, Araujo, Olaza - Mallo, Juncà, Beltrán, Lobotka (76th Suárez), Cheikh (81st Fernández) - Aspas, Sisto (64th Méndez)
Referee: Cuadra Fernández
Yellow cards: Umtiti, Messi, Sergi Roberto, Busquets / Beltrán