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Lionel Messi Equalled Xavi's Barcelona's All-Time LaLiga Appearance Record During 5-1 Thrashing of Alaves

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi equalled Xavi's Barcelona LaLiga appearance record during 5-1 win over Alaves
Lionel Messi equalled Xavi's Barcelona LaLiga appearance record during 5-1 win over Alaves / Eric Alonso/Getty Images
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Argentina and Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi is widely hailed as the greatest player in the history of the sport with the striker breaking/creating numerous records during his career so far, including winning a record six Ballon d'Or awards.

Messi was at it again during Barcelona's 5-1 thrashing of Alaves in LaLiga on Saturday as he equalled Xavi Hernandez's record of 505 appearances for the club, which means that he will soon become the Catalan giants all-time appearance maker in the league very soon.

It is possible that Messi will re-write the history books once again when he takes the field against Cadiz on February 21, with the La Masia academy product also closing in on another all-time appearance record.

The 33-year-old has currently made 759 appearance for Barcelona in all competitions, fast closing in on Xavi’s record tally in that department with the legendary midfielder playing a total of 67 games during his illustrious career at the Nou Camp.

Messi for his part will be expected to break that record by the time the season is completed, but it will be interesting to see whether he stays on to break more records considering that his current contract with the club expires in the summer and he is yet to agree to new terms with the management.

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