FC Barcelona faced off against Manchester City today in a Group C Champions League matchup. It was a total bloodbath, as Barcelona rolled to a 4-0 victory. In a series of events that shocked precisely no one, the legendary Lionel Messi was the hero. The 29-year-old scored his 37th career hat trick as a member of Barcelona and his seventh career hat trick in Champions League play. You can watch all three of his goals in the videos below.
So damn effortless. Messi is an outright wizard with the soccer ball. At the match’s 52-minute mark, Man City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was sent off for handling a ball outside the box. Barcelona was only up 1-0 at that point, as the floodgates would open once Man City was forced to play with 10 men.
Barcelona is now in first place in Group C with nine points, while Man City is in second place with four points.