Messi notches record 35th hat-trick as Barca retake top from Real

Spanish football was dominated by two hat-tricks this weekend with Lionel Messi striking a record 35th La Liga hat-trick, while Real Betis’ veteran captain Joaquin became the oldest player to score a La Liga hat-trick, 38 years and 140 days old, in their 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao.