Lionel Messi, a one-man highlight reel each game, scored four goals in a 5-1 victory for FC Barcelona on Sunday, the fourth time he's pulled off that feat as a pro.
The pint-sized striker from Argentina continues a scorching scoring pace that has him ahead of last year's record-setting run, when he ended the season with a Spanish-league record 50 goals.
Messi, 25, leads La Liga this season with 33 goals in 21 games, with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo a distant second with 21 goals. Messi is the youngest player to reach the 200-goal mark in La Liga play by four years, his four goals Sunday giving him 202. He has an incredible 24 hat tricks (three or more goals in a game) in his career.