4/8/2018 12:44:13 AM (GMT+3)

Messi scores a hat-trick as Barca equal longest unbeaten record

Messi scores a hat-trick as Barca equal longest unbeaten record

MADRID, Spain: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick over Leganes as Barcelona equalled the record longest unbeaten run in La Liga history on Saturday as the Argentinian international inspired the runaway leaders to a 3-1 win to make it 38 league games unbeaten.

The Catalan giants will look to break the record that Real Sociedad set in 1979-80 when they host Valencia next weekend, with Ernesto Valverde's side now just seven matches from becoming the first La Liga side to go through a campaign without tasting defeat.

Messi was the star as Barca stretched their lead at the top to 12 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid's derby against Real Madrid on Sunday.

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