Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of most hat-tricks in the Champions League after his treble against Celtic on Tuesday night.
Messi has now scored the most hat-tricks in Champions League history following Barca 7-0 mauling of Celtic to take the outright lead in his head-to-head battle with Ronaldo.
Following a wonderful performance by his side, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was full of praise for the Argentine, he said: “Messi’s the best player in the world, at whatever position he plays, Messi is total football.”
However, Cristiano Ronaldo has the opportunity to respond when Real Madrid face, his former side Sporting Lisbon in their champions League opener at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
The real Madrid star still remain at the number one in the top scorer in Champions League and European Cup history with 93 goals with Messi is in second spot with 86 while Madrid Legend Raul is third with 71 goals.