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Hat trick of assists for Messi

Once again Leo Messi has played a vital role in Barça's victory showing that he is one of the most important players Barcelona have.

The Argentine provided assists for all three goals against Betis in the 3-2 victory.

Just minutes after Betis had taken the lead, Messi provided a pinpoint pass for De Jong to make it 1-1.

With Betis having taken the lead once more, the Barça number 10 was hand to whip in a free kick right on the stroke of half time for Sergio Busquets and thei were equal again.

In the second half another Messi free kick allowed Lenglet to head home what would be the winner in the Benito Villamarín.

Leo Messi did a hat trick of assists for the fourth time in his career.

His first trio came against Levante in the Copa del Rey in 2014.

The next for Barça came in the league in 2016 against Getafe.

The third time he recorded for Argentina in the Copa America in 2015 in the 6-1 win over Paraguay.

In La Liga only two other players have provided three assists in one game: Pablo Sarabia for Sevilla and Luis Suárez.

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