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Messi and Sergi high-five during a game against Huesca.

Leo Messi left Sergi Roberto and Clement Lenglet in disbelief with third goal at Real Betis

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We're struggling to come up with new words to describe Lionel Messi - the man is simply on a totally different level to everyone else.

Following their 5-1 win over Lyon in the Champions League, Barcelona travelled to Real Betis on Sunday and enjoyed their night with a dominant 4-1 triumph.

The magic man opened the scoring through a lovely 18th-minute free-kick and doubled Barca's lead on the stroke of half-time with a neat finish after a ridiculous assist from Luis Suarez.

Five minutes from time, with the score at 3-1, Messi completed his hat-trick in unbelievable fashion as he produced a chipped first-time lob over a helpless Pau Lopez.

Betis fans applauded Messi and chanted his name, while two of his teammates were in absolute awe over what they'd just witnessed immediately after the Argentine's third goal.

Messi steals the show... yet again

Spare a thought for Suarez, who provided an unreal assist and amazing solo goal at the Benito Villamarín, but the headlines deservedly belong to Messi.

Messi celebrates one of his goals at Betis

Heading into the international break, Leo has now recorded a quite incredible 39 goals and 18 assists in just 37 matches so far this season.

Roberto and Lenglet's immediate reaction to Messi's magic

Ernesto Valverde's desire to control the midfield area meant Sergio Busquets, Arthur, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal were all in his starting XI.

The versatile Sergi Roberto played at right-back, while Clement Lenglet, who is enjoying a fine debut campaign at Barca, partnered Gerard Pique in central defence.

A mere milliseconds after seeing Messi's lob hit the back of the net, 23-year-old Lenglet can be seen putting his hands on his head in utter disbelief.

Check out the video below and keep an eye on the Frenchman, in the number 15 shirt:

Spain international Roberto has been Messi's teammate for nearly nine years but even he was left visibly stunned by the 31-year-old's hat-trick strike against Betis.

Replays of the goal from alternative angles captured Roberto, just like Lenglet, being reduced to a "head in hands" reaction to Messi's brilliance (around 0:12).

Individually, Messi has been sublime throughout 2018-19, and collectively, he could be on course to lead Barcelona to a very successful season.

The Spanish champions are now ten points clear at the top of La Liga, face Manchester United for a spot in the Champions League semi-final and are already in the Copa del Rey final.

What do YOU make of Sergi and Lenglet's reactions to Messi's magical third goal at Betis? Do YOU think he's undoubtedly the best in world football? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!

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Real Betis
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Clement Lenglet
Sergi Roberto
La Liga
Barcelona
Lionel Messi

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