WATCH: Messi’s teammates repeatedly toss him in air after breaking La Liga record


His first-half free kick tied the La Liga all-time mark for goals in style, and two more goals in six second-half minutes made it a hat trick of history as Barcelona routed Sevilla on Saturday.

[ WATCH: The free kick that tied the mark ]

The record-snapping goal came with a slide through the six, giving Messi 252 goals in the Spanish top-flight, one more than Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra:

How did his teammates react to the 72nd minute record breaker? Why they tossed their diminutive leader into the air again and again:

He’s really good at soccer.