Messi received a standing ovation from the Real Betis crowd after chipping keeper Pau Lopez during Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Real Betis.
Messi added that he’s never received that type of ovation from an opposition crowd before.
“I’m very grateful. It’s never happened to me before. They always treat us very well, regardless of whether we’re rivals,” said Messi.
Messi finished the game with a hat-trick.