Watch Lionel Messi Score His First Hattrick Against Real Madrid on This Day in 2007

Watch Lionel Messi Score His First Hattrick Against Real Madrid on This Day in 2007

Isaac Darko
March 10, 2023 at 5:34 PM

Lionel Messi cored his ever hattrick against Real Madrid on this day in 2007 at the Camp Nou.

On March 10th 2007, aged just 19-year-old, the youngster was the star of the show, outshining teammates Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho, to win a point for his team.

Real took the lead three times and on every occasion, Messi pulled his side back level, with his final goal coming in injury time.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Real Madrid
Lionel Messi scored his first-ever hat-trick for Barcelona against Real Madrid. Credit: @sportbible
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It was Messi's fourth game against the Catalan giants' fierce rivals, with a fifth game seeing him stay on the bench for 90 minutes, and he hadn't previously scored.

Ruud van Nistelrooy opened the scoring after five minutes but Messi pegged Los Blancos back just six minutes later.

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Once again Van Nistelrooy put the visitors ahead just two minutes after that and once again Messi made it level, this time after 28 minutes.

Sergio Ramos made it 3-2 in the 73rd minute and it took until injury time for Messi to make it all square for the third time.

Whilst those were his first three goals against the 13 times Champions League winners, there were plenty more to come from the Argentina star.

Messi has scored an incredible 26 goals in games between Spain's two giants, with 18 of those coming in La Liga games.

It makes him the highest scorer in the famous match, head and shoulders above the legendary Alfredo di Stefano and Cristiano Ronaldo in second place, with the former Real stars both on 18 goals.

The last-minute goal to set up his hattrick also wasn't his most crucial last-minute strike vs Real, as he repeated the trick around 10 years later in his 'coldest' performance ever.

Three conditions to keep Messi at PSG

Meanwhile, Messi is considering his future at Paris Saint-Germain after yet another disappointing campaign with the French giants in Europe.

PSG were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16 for the second consecutive season after losing 3-0 to Bayern Munich on aggregate.

The result, in addition to being disappointing, could determine the future of Messi at the club after he was brought in to deliver the elusive European crown to the Parisians.

Football fans troll Lionel Messi

Sports Brief also reported on Messi coming under intense backlash following PSG's exit from the Champions League knockout phase.

The Parisians suffered back-to-back round-of-16 eliminations from the competition after suffering a 3-0 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich.

Despite inspiring Argentina to World Cup success only months earlier, Messi has been unable to translate this to success with the Parisians.

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