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Xavi Takes to Social Media to Congratulate Lionel Messi on Equalling His All-Time Barcelona Appearance Record

Arjun Singh Devgan
Xavi has taken to social media to congratulate Lionel Messi on equalling his all-time Barcelona appearance record
Xavi has taken to social media to congratulate Lionel Messi on equalling his all-time Barcelona appearance record / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Spain legend, Xavi Hernandez has taken to social networking site, Instagram to congratulate former team-mate, Lionel Messi on equalling his all-time Barcelona appearance record during the Catalan's 4-1 win over Huesca in LaLiga.

Messi's appearance against Huesca on Monday meant that he now has played 767 games for Barcelona in all competitions, sitting jointly on top of the list with Xavi who made the same number of appearances for the club during his illustrious career.

“Huge congratulations, Leo!!. It’s an honour that you have matched this record, congratulations friend," Xavi wrote on Instagram.

However, the legendary midfielder was not the only player to congratulate Messi with Barcelona posting a video featuring players past and present such as Neymar, Ronaldinho, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets paying tribute to the captain.

The 33-year-old will go solely on top of the list when the Catalan giants play Real Sociedad in LaLiga on Sunday, 21 March - which would mark another landmark in his kitty, considering that he holds a number of records to his name.

Messi has been his usual brilliant self in front of goal this season, netting 27 goals in all competitions so far, with the hopes of the club winning a trophy this campaign resting on his shoulders.

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