3 Reasons To Give Thanks For Soccer

Thanksgiving is here, and that means the holiday season is upon us. Here at The18, we understand that not all of our readers reside in the United States, and, accordingly, probably do not care about Thanksgiving - but that is no reason for us to pass the buck on spreading holiday cheer, or, as is more likely the case, awkward, strained, family reunion mojo. ’Tis the season.

Lionel Messi Is Now The All-Time Leading Scorer In Champions League History

Cristiano Ronaldo may be the odds-on favorite to win the Ballon d’Or, but Lionel Messi is not going out without a fight. 

Messi scored hat-trick and added a scoring record to the annals of his personal achievement, and he has made a habit of doing both of those things recently. Just over the weekend, Messi scored another hat-trick and broke a different scoring record. Then it was La Liga’s scoring record, now it is the Champion’s League’s all-time scoring record.

In fact, every time that Lionel Messi has broken a scoring record, he has done it while scoring a hat-trick.

What Record Will Messi Break Next?

It was only a matter of time. Leo Messi needed 10 more goals at the start of the season to break Telmo Zarra’s all-time La Liga scoring record and, 12 games into the campaign, the legendary Argentine broke the record in typical Messi fashion. La Pulga netted his 20th La Liga hat-trick in Barcelona’s 5-1 victory over Sevilla, giving him 253 career La Liga goals. Check out the video Barcelona made congratulating Messi on his achievement: