Delegate Carles Naval saw the action and went to get the ball
Leo Messi scored the 31th hat-trick of his career with Barça's shirt and equalise with Telmo Zarra's record in La Liga. It's a tradition that any footballer that scored three goals in one single match can get the ball, but Messi forgot to take it this time. Maybe he has so many balls at home that he hasn't got enough space for more!
Barça's delegate Carles Naval saw that Messi had forgotten the ball and went to the referee to collect it, as we can see in these images by Canal Plus.
Com va explicar en una entrevista, Leo Messi guarda totes les pilotes dels hat-tricks en una vitrina especial juntament amb els trofeus que ha anat acumulant al llarg de la seva carrera. Veient la magnitud dels records, l'argentí potser s'està plantejant de fer reformes a casa per donar cabuda a tan gran quantitat de reconeixements.