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Messi's magic leads Barcelona to win over Zaragoza

2010-03-22 10:32 BJT

European club soccer from La Liga, and Lionel Messi continued his amazing string of performances for Barcelona. He scored a hat-trick of goals as the champs moved back into a tie with Real Madrid at the top of the league standings with a win against Real Zaragoza.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal against Zaragoza during their Spanish first division soccer match at La Romadera stadium in Zaragoza. March 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal against 
Zaragoza during their Spanish first division soccer match at La 
Romadera stadium in Zaragoza. March 21, 2010.(Xinhua/Reuters)

5 minutes in, Messi opened the scoring with a header. The Argentinian midfielder looked to back up a hat-trick in his last league match against Valencia. 1-0.

66th minute, Messi added one more after the break. 2-0.

78th minute, he completed his hat-trick when he scored once more for Barca. 3-0.