Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder praised Lionel Messi after his incredible performance inspired Barcelona to a 4-2 win in La Liga.
Lionel Messi showed his footballing genius once again as he took the field against Sevilla on Saturday.
The Barca forward scored a hattrick as he inspired the Catalan giants to a 4-2 win after they trailed in the game at the end of the first half.
The hat-trick also included a stunning volley which left the fans and pundits in awe of the Argentinian star’s footballing ability.
Even the Sevilla star, Wissam Ben Yedder couldn’t resist praising Messi after the game as he called for his fellow teammates to move on and prepare to fight in the upcoming games.
Ben Yedder wrote, “In this world, maybe we would have won this game… But there’s a player from another planet who wanted it differently.
Proud of the team, we never give up. Come on Sevilla.”
En este mundo, quizas hubieramos ganado este partido… pero hay un jugador de otro planeta que lo quería de otra manera. Orgullosos del equipo, nunca nos rendimos. Vamos Sevilla ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Gcwxj8pzcX
— Wissam Ben Yedder (@WissBenYedder) February 23, 2019
A hattrick from Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the lead before Luis Suarez sealed the three points with an injury-time goal.
Barcelona remain at the top of La Liga with the win, having scored 57 points from 25 games. The side is 10 points ahead of the second-placed Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand.
The Catalan side now takes on Real Madrid in the second leg of the Copa del Rey. The first leg between both the sides ended in a 1-1 draw.
Messi’s hat trick last night was simply a work of art……left foot volley, right foot curler, then a little touch of his brush to dink it over the keeper! – there will never be another player like him in my lifetime! pic.twitter.com/nr3qCvw8xu
— Joe Morrison (@joefooty) February 24, 2019
1⃣ First ever hat-trick 🆚 Real Madrid in March 2007
5⃣0⃣ Reaches half-century of hat-tricks 🆚 Sevilla in 2019
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 23, 2019
Interestingly, the upcoming week sees a double-header between Barca and Real Madrid, as both the sides will meet again in the La Liga on the weekend at Santiago Bernabeu.
– 51 hat-tricks n 948 games.
– 49% of them with goals from the penalty spot.
– 50 hat-tricks in 797 games.
– 26% of them with goals from the penalty spot.
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) February 24, 2019
@FCBarcelona twice came from behind against @SevillaFC owing to goals from #Messi, who then completed his hat-trick with @FCBarcelona third goal #Messi has now scored 36 goals in 35 matches against @SevillaFC. @FCBarcelona have🔟points clear at the 🔝 of the @LaLiga points table. pic.twitter.com/vJI8xQlYAT
— Ayansh Sah (@AyanshSah) February 24, 2019
Remember when people used to say that Messi plays well because of the great players at Barcelona. Now those people are saying”what will happen to Barca when Messi goes?” pic.twitter.com/tgkmAFZYiW
— munikaru⚡ (@munil_lubwama) February 24, 2019
Barca won the first El Clasico in the league 5-1. The result led to the sacking of Julen Lopetegui as the manager of the Real Madrid.