The worldwide press once again hailed Leo Messi. The Argentine star received praise from the Catalan, Spanish and worldwide press, especially from Argentina. The most original acknowledgment came from the Argentinian daily Olé - the name of the publication was changed to ‘Culé’ for the day. The daily, on the cover, led with “we feel like we are Barça fans” thanks to Messi, all-time goalscorer for Barça after his hat-trick against Granada (5-3).

Here is an overview of the press and their leading stories:

Sport (Catalonia)
“History’s best goalscorer”

El Mundo Deportivo (Catalonia)
“Historic”

El 9 (Catalonia)
“To Messi what belongs to Messi”

MARCA (Spain)
“Camp Nou lauds their idol”

AS (Spain)
“Messi can beat anyone”

El Periódico (Spain)
“Ave Messi”

La Vanguardia (Spain)
“Messi writes history”

Clarín (Argentina)
“The man that has brought the most joy to FC Barcelona”

Muy (Argentina)
“He mocks the record books”

El País (Colombia)
“Messi continues making history”

La Tercera (Chile)
“Messi makes history with FC Barcelona”

Diario del Istmo (Mexico)
Messi has no breaks

El Nacional (Venezuela)
“Historic goalscorer”

El Universal (Venezuela)
“Messi is a young record-setting machine”