Messi needs two more hat-tricks in 2019-20 La Liga season to surpass CR7 and etch his name in the record books.
Messi also needs 31 goals to get to the 450-goal mark in La Liga history.
Given the tally he produces every season, this can be achieved.
Hat-tricks in UCL
Messi can achieve this record in the UCL
Messi has scored two hat-tricks in a Champions League season (2011-12 and 2016-17).
If he manages to score two hat-tricks this time around, he will be the first player to achieve the feat in three different seasons.
If Messi amasses three hat-tricks in the 2019-20 UCL, then he will equal Ronaldo's feat (2015-16).
Both Messi and Ronaldo have eight UCL hat-tricks.
Messi can script these special records as well
If Messi manages to score 50-plus goals across competitions in the upcoming season, then it will be the seventh time he will achieve this landmark.
This could also be the 12th successive season in which Messi can score 30-plus La Liga goals.
If Barca win La Liga title, then it will be the second time Messi will lift a hat-trick of Spanish League honors.
Other stupendous feats in Messi's radar
Messi has won the European Golden Shoe in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19. This season could mark a fourth one in succession and a seventh overall. He could also land a fourth successive Pichichi Trophy, besides being La Liga's top goal-scorer for the fourth time running.