Barcelona's Lionel Messi is tackled by Malaga's Ignacio Camacho during their Spanish First division soccer match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, May 2, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Albert Gea)
Lionel Messi may have recently experienced moments of frustration over the results obtained in both of Barcelona's championship runs.
Barcelona lost to Real Madrid las week which resulted in losing the Championship in 'La Liga', and to make things even worse, the team lost a trip to the Champions league final game with another loss there as well.
On Wednesday May 3rd, however, Messi's spirits must've been certainly lifted.
After the 'Pulga' scored a 'Hat Trick' against Málaga--a game won by Barcelona 4 to 1--the Argentine star player sealed his spot in record books after breaking Gerd Muller's mark for most goals scored in a single season in Europe.
The record of 67 goals in a single season had remained untouched since the 1972-1973 season, when the German striker amazed the crowds with an unprecedented scoring spree.
According to Marca.Com, Messi's 68 include 46 goals in 'La Liga', 14 at the 'Champions League', 3 at the Spanish 'Supercopa', and others as well.
The Barcelona star player still has three more games to lift his newly established record to unprecedented heights.
Rival Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo is also looking to snatch an award from Messi. The Portuguese soccer star currently has 44 goals scored during the season in the Spanish league against Messi's 46.
Will Messi end up as the greatest scorer for the Spanish league in this season as well?