Leo Messi matches Ronaldo - scores hat-trick in Barcelona win

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Anything you can do, I can do as well (if not better) said Leo Messi as he blasted home a Champions League hat-trick of his own on Wednesday evening. Words to that effect, at least.

The Argentine star scored three as Barcelona beat Ajax 4-0 at the Nou Camp in their group stage opener - 24 hours after Ronaldo's stunning hat-trick in the 6-1 demolition of Galatasaray.

The world's two best players are putting on a show. In the world's premier club competition. And it's just ridiculous how good they are.

Most people have seen Ronaldo's third last night, a piece of outrageous skill followed by a smashing finish with his "weaker foot".

Messi had no similar headline moment against the Dutch giants - apart from perhaps a well-taken 20-yard free-kick - but three goals is three goals.

Check out Messi's first goal of his hat-trick in the video above - but have your say as well - whose hat-trick was better, Ronaldo's or Messi's?

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