LIONEL MESSI has started yet another debate with Cristiano Ronaldo after sealing a stunning hat-trick for Barcelona against Real Betis.
The Argentine couldn’t help but admit his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo during last week’s Champions League action.
The Juventus ace struck a sensational hat-trick to dump Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League.
But in yet another case of ‘anything you can do, I can do better’, Lionel Messi continues to show his sheer brilliance.
The star scored a break taking hat-trick at Real Betis on Sunday night as Barcelona went ten points clear at the La Liga summit.
The first came from a free-kick when he fired the ball into the top left-hand corner.
He doubled his tally in the first half when he collected Luis Suarez’s back heel before finishing confidently.
The Uruguayan then got in on the act with a superb solo goal himself.
Real Betis pulled one back but the man of the moment, Messi then killed the game off in style to seal his hat-trick.
Collecting the ball from a cut-back, the 31-year-old chipped the ball first time in off the crossbar.