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.