Leo Messi's heat map against Sevilla / FCB PHOTO MONTAGE

Leo Messi was the star of the 5-1 win over Sevilla thanks to a hat-trick that beat Telmo Zarra’s all-time Liga goalscoring record. The goals also mean that the Andalusians are now his number one victim, along with Real Madrid. Here are some other interesting stats to have emerged from a memorable night at the Camp Nou.

  • Messi has scored 21 goals against Sevilla. 18 of those came in the league, more than he has scored against any other team in the competition, and three in the Spanish Super Cup.
  • He has also scored 21 goals against Real Madrid, divided between La Liga (14), the Spanish Super Cup (5) and the Champions League (2). He’s scored 20 against Atlético Madrid.
  • His last hat-trick came on March 23 in the clásico at the Santiago Bernabéu (3-4).
  • Leo Messi has scored 27 hat-tricks for the first team. On four of those occasions he added another, and he once got five against Bayer Leverkusen,.
  • The Argentinian has started all 16 official matches this season, and has scored 14 goals, one more than Neymar Jr.
  • But the Brazilian is till the top goalscorer for FCB in the league, with 11 goals to Messi’s 10.
  • Messi and Neymar both scored for the seventh time this season, The previous games where the duo both found the target were against Levante (0-5), Granada (6-0), PSG (3-2), Rayo (0-2), Eibar (3-0) and Ajax (3-1).
  • Piqué (12), Alves (11) and Mathieu (11) won the most balls against Sevilla.
  • Ivan Rakitic scored his third goal for Barça and his second with his head. Whenever he has scored, Barça have won.
  • Barça’s last 5-1 win was on January 29, 2014 against Levante in the cup quarter final second leg.
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