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Messi Doesn't Care About Records. Check Out Number Of Penalties He Has Gifted Teammates Since 2008.

Lionel Messi was in action for Barcelona on Thursday as they closed the gap at the top of the table to 5 points.

Barça made light work of Getafe at Camp Nou, with Messi, Araujo and Griezmann all on the score sheet for the Blaugrana.

Messi's brace on the night made it the 12th straight season he's scoring 25-plus goals in La Liga for his club.

The Argentine maestro scored two goals and was on a hattrick when he showed how selfless of a player he can be by gifting Antoine Griezmann a penalty to score.

But it's not the first time he's doing it for his teammates.

In fact, since 2008, players like Neymar, Eto'o, Suárez, and Coutinho have all benefitted from Messi's benevolence.

Messi have given Neymar a spotkick 11 times while Suárez has received 8 penalties from the 6-time Ballon d'Or winner.

The other 6 players that Messi gave a penalty to score amounts to a combined 9 spotkicks.

And for the record, in 7 of those matches, Messi could've had a hattrick with the penalty.

This all but shows Lionel Messi puts his team and teammates above any individual record.

He once said "I'd rather be a good person than be the best player of the world", and just yesterday, he proved it yet again that he doesn't care about records.

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