Messi hits 43rd hat-trick, 300th goal at Nou Camp

Lionel Messi just can’t stop scoring.

The Argentine and Barcelona legend helped himself to another four goals during Barca’s 5-1 hammering of Eibar at the Nou Camp on Tuesday to take his tally for the season to nine goals from just five games.

Messi opened the scoring with a first-half penalty, before hitting three more goals in the second half as Barcelona’s fast, accurate passing and direct running tore the visitors to shreds.

The goals also saw Messi pass 300 goals at the Nou Camp. He now has 301 home goals in his 13 years with the club.

Naturally, Messi’s hat-trick heroics sparked a flood of congratulatory tweets

And of course led to some baiting of their rivals Madrid!

And of Neymar.

The man himself even got in on the act.

Who are we to argue?