Lionel Messi has suffered criticism this season, despite being Europe’s leading goal scorer. Whether it’s Laliga or Uefa Champions League, he is the leading goal scorer of the season. He was quiet in Barcelona’s 4–0 defeat against PSG and Neymar took the limelight away from him in return leg at Camp Nou as he scored a double and provided an assist in the last five minutes of the game to help Barcelona win 6–1.
Now, it’s Messi time to shine in yet another epic comeback is waiting on Wednesday night. Barcelona had a quiet night in Turin against Juventus in Uefa Champions League quarterfinal first-leg, and there up for battle it out at Camp Nou once again.
Barcelona need to overcome 3–0 deficit, but no worries Messi also have three extra things to celebrate, and he must be aiming to achieve at least two of them on Wednesday. Barcelona’s talisman is only two short of his official 500 goals for Barcelona, and it will give him an extra motivation to achieve his personal feet. And, when it comes to personal, individual performances lifts automatically.
Argentine Captain have another reason to celebrate and get extra motivation. His rival Cristiano Ronaldo become the first player to score 100 Uefa Club Competition goal with his brace against Bayern Munich in midweek, and it will be a challenge for La Pulga to score a hat-trick to emulate the feat achieved by the Portuguese star.
Messi have only one match to achieve the feat,otherwise he’ll have to wait for the next season. Either Barcelona will have to qualify for the semifinal or Messi will have to score a hat-trick to achieve the feat. In any case, it’s need to be done and Messi will come on ground with the double aim.