UEFA Champions League continues tonight with Tottenham clash against Barcelona at Wembley as well as Liverpool battle against Napoli in Italy. Lionel Messi has scored against all Premier League oppositions over the years. Mauricio Pochetino will be thinking about that but the team has to focus on everybody to win the match. This will come later today but before that, let us look at five players with most hat-tricks in La Liga history.
5. Suárez Trabanco aka Mundo- 19 Hat-tricks
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Valencia managed to get a valuable point at Old Trafford against a poor Manchester United team. The late Suárez Trabanco aka Mundo could have lamented about the poor finishing by his former side if he was still alive. The Legendary forward netted 186 goals in 210 appearances in all competitions for Valencia. He netted a total of 19 hat-tricks for the club.
4. Alfredo di Stefano- 22 Hat-tricks
Cristiano Ronaldo won many trophies at Real Madrid. CR7 also broke many records at the club. However, he still could not break all the records set by legendary forward Alfredo di Stefano. He scored in five UEFA Champions League finals and won all of them. He won 8 La Liga trophies as compared to 2 CR7 delivered among others. He also netted 22 hat-tricks during his time with the Galacticos.
3. Telmo Zarra- 23 La Liga Hat-tricks
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Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra La Liga records remained intact since the 1950s until a few years ago when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo started tearing them apart one by one. On 15th March 1953, he netted his 23rd and final hat-trick in the Spanish top flight. He also held the overall goal record until recently. He must have been a great striker in his days.