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Hat-Trick Hero Messi Comments On Superb Display

12 October, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Carla Brady
  • Brazil star Neymar against Croatia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

"Let's hope we get a chance (to put the ghosts of the last World Cup to rest)".

The All Whites' World Cup qualification opponents Peru have been dragged into an alleged match-fixing controversy.

His country needed him and Lionel Messi responded - firing in three goals against Ecuador to ensure Argentina will be represented at World Cup 2018.

Jorge Sampaoli's side are sixth in the South American standings but a win over Ecuador would be enough to secure at least a play-off place, with Peru and Colombia, the two teams above them, playing each other. As we celebrate this phenomenal victory, here is a look at the top 5 most memorable hat-tricks scored by Messi. That would be disaster for a number of reasons, as it would mean Lionel Messi will not be playing in Russian Federation.

But, Ecuador scored 40 second into the match.

While Messi scored his first ever hat-trick goals in 2007 for FC Barcelona, his first worldwide Hatrick came against Switzerland in a friendly match.




Lionel Messi was not going to miss the World Cup.

The Daily Mail reported that Monaco captain Falcao appeared to "gently push one player over to his nearby team mates to pass on a message". This was the match where Messi overtook Telmo Zarra as the player with the most hat-tricks ever in Spanish football. Messi was humble in the wake of his performance while his coach was a little more effusive. But coach Jorge Sampaoli still has a lot to fix in a squad that nearly made Argentina miss a World Cup for the first time in 48 years.

The second goal was his 20th all-time in World Cup qualifying for Argentina, leaving him as the first man in the region to reach that mark.

Lionel Messi is often considered as the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time and these videos hint at why fans are insane about this sports legend.

Do you think Argentina could go on to win the 2018 World Cup?

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