Barcelona and Argentina star, Lionel Messi, levelled one of the all-time greats in football, Xavi Henandez for the most appearances in FC Barcelona’s history. Lionel Messi started Barca’s game yesterday against Huesca, by scoring a brace in a 4-1 win.
He tied Xavi’s all-time appearances of 767 in all competitions for Barca. Messi’s performance had all the key elements of the 33-year-old’s genius. In a game that celebrated his longevity, he showed his class with perhaps his best goal of the season, his creativity with an assist and his consistency, by making it 13 consecutive campaigns that he has reached 20 La Liga goals.