Sensational Messi Leads Barcelona's Remarkable Comeback Against Sevilla

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Lionel Messi's 50th career hat-trick guided Barcelona to a 4-2 victory over Sevilla as they twice came from behind in LaLiga.

The Barcelona maestro had scored a remarkable 33 goals in 34 games against the Andalusian outfit prior to Saturday's La Liga fixture at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

The Argentine capped his stellar performance by playing Suarez clear to add another goal in stoppage time. His treble takes him up to 25 La Liga goals for the season, an average of one every 75 minutes.

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Lionel Messi is showing no signs of slowing down and has set the 2018/19 season on fire, breaking records in nearly every game he's playing in. The win helped the Blaugrana stay 10 points ahead of Atletico Madrid at the top of the table, although the latter have an extra game in hand.

But Messi responded both times with strikes that produced the same result: goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik helplessly pawing thin air as the ball sailed over his head.

Messi nearly single-handedly ensured Barcelona, who have played one extra game, opened a 10-point gap over second-placed Atletico Madrid and a 12-point advantage over Real Madrid. The defence has certainly performed well in recent games under the leadership of Gerard Pique, so the attack needs to follow suit. As luck would have it, the image is that of Messi celebrating his second goal of the night, which was scored with an inch-perfect chip over the keeper off his right foot.

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Despite registering 12 goals and five assists in 30 matches this season, the Welshman has received wide spread criticism this season.

Barcelona have back-to-back games against Real Madrid to look forward to, the first coming this Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, before facing off once again in La Liga three days later.

There, they had thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 and beaten Barca 2-0 in the Copa del Rey this season.

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"But we will go out to win and believe we can".

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