This must be an absolute dream for Quique Setien. His Barcelona side have struggled lately, so seeing Lionel Messi score a first half hat trick to effectively kill the game against Eibar is just what the doctor ordered.
His first two were excellent goals, but there’s a huge slice of luck about this one as some dreadful defending gifts him the third:
Triplete de Messi en 40 minutos; el Rosarino, todavía sigue pagando la entrada!? pic.twitter.com/U91XiL8uSg
— Pablo Invernizzi (@PablizziOutlaw) February 22, 2020
It’s worth noting that he actually tried to unselfishly put it on a plate for a teammate when he was one on one with the keeper, but events conspired to leave him with no choice but to finish it himself.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him get a rest now with the game against Napoli coming up.