Messi’s hat-trick against Levante means he moves in front of Cristiano Ronaldo in the total number of goals each player has scored this season in all competitions.
The Argentinian has hit the back of the net 37 times this campaign, whilst the Portuguese Real Madrid player has yet to move past 36. However, Ronaldo is still ahead of Messi in the race for the La Liga top scorer award, the Pichichi Trophy. The former is on 28 La Liga goals with the latter is on 26.
Lionel Messi’s three goals against Levante mark his third hat-trick this season, following those against Espanyol at the Camp Nou and Deportivo at the Riazor.