Lionel Messi sets another stunning and incredible La Liga record in Barcelona's win over Huesca

Lionel Messi sets another stunning and incredible La Liga record in Barcelona's win over Huesca

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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- Lionel Messi on Monday night, March 15, scored for Barcelona against Huesca

- The Argentina international has now equalled Xavi's record of games played for Barcelona

- Xavi played 767 games for Barcelona before he hanged his football boots

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Argentine star Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish side Barcelona has equalled Xavi's record at the Nou Camp following his appearance against Huesca on Monday night, March 15.

Barcelona were superb in the encounter beating their opponents 4-1 in which Lionel Messi scored a brace for the Catalans as he continued with his stunning rich vein of form.

And according to the report on GOAL, Messi made his 767th appearance for the Catalans equaling his legendary team-mate Xavi for the most appearances in a Barcelona shirt.

Also, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored 20 goals for Barcelona this season in the topflight as his side remain second on the League table behind Atletico Madrid.

Messi has scored 660 total goals for Barcelona, putting him 428 clear of second-placed Cesar Rodriguez in the club's goal-scoring record book.

The 33-year-old started his football career on the streets in Argentina before he was taken to Spain where he teamed up with Barcelona academy.

His brilliant performances at the La Masia academy paved ways for him into the first team where he has been since 2003 with incredible records.

Messi and his teammates were recently sent out of the Champions League which means the Catalans will now have to focus only on the League.

Barcelona chiefs are also trying to convince Lionel Messi to sign a new deal as his current contract with the club will be expiring at the end of the ongoing League season.

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Argentina international Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona. Photo by Xavier Laine
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Earlier, had reported how Chelsea defender Thiago Silva played with and against several top strikers in the world, but just 10 of them made lasting impacts on him.

The Brazilian joined the Blues as a free agent last summer and he has been impressive for the west London club who are fourth on the log.

With his career set to clock two decades next year, the legendary centre-back has now named the 10 strongest and most difficult players that he had the chance to play against.

The former Paris Saint Germain star also mentioned countryman Ronaldo honourably but added that he didn't make his 10 strongest strikers because he never played with or against him.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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