Lionel Messi praised as he scores hat-trick in 7-0 thrashing of Celtic [Tweets]

5-time Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi.
5-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi.

Celtic thrashed by Barcelona

It was a night to forget for Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side.

After winning 5-1 against Scottish Premier League rivals Rangers at the weekend, Celtic suffered their heaviest defeat in Champions League history as they we’re thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

The goals came from Messi (3), Suarez (2), Neymar and Iniesta, and one player who was praised in particular was the forward, Lionel Messi.

The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is regarded as one of, if not thee, best player in the world, was a nuisance all night long and even assisted one of the goals too.

Lionel Messi praised for hat-trick

He broke another record once again tonight too.

The Argentina international scored his 6th Champions League hat-trick tonight, something that hasn’t been done in the history of the competition by any single player.

He also scored his 40th hat-trick for club and country and became the first player to score 50 goals in the Champions League group stage too.

See the best tweets on Lionel Messi’s performance below: