FC Barcelona won (4-1) against Huesca during the 27th day of La Liga, this Monday March 15. Holder, Lionel Messi has reached a new record. With 767 matches played, the Argentine is, tied with Xavi, the most capped player in the history of FC Barcelona.
And one more. He is already the top scorer thanks to his 661 achievements, he is also the player who won the most trophy with the club (34), Lionel Messi is now the most capped player in the history of FC Barcelona tied with Xavi . After his tenure against Huesca for the 27th day of La Liga this Monday, March 15, the Argentine now has 767 matches played with the Catalan club. A new record that says a lot about the longevity of the Argentinian player.
“It could only have been Leo. It is totally fair that the best player in history is the one who has defended Barca’s colors the most times. It is an honor that whoever passes me is the best player. to the world and, for me, history “, reacted Xavi for the Spanish daily Mundo Deportivo.
Time has passed since October 16, 2004, the first time Lionel Messi came in to play a game for the first team, at just 17 years old 3 months and 22 days old. But 17 seasons later, at 33, the Pulga is still there.
To celebrate this feat, the six-fold Golden Ball had to score at least once in this match against the championship’s red lantern, Huesca. He waited only thirteen minutes before finding the net on a nice shot entering the area. A goal not being enough, the Argentinian doubled the bet a few minutes before the final whistle (90th). At the end of the contract on June 30, 2021, the native of Rosario should be the only record holder on the next La Liga matchday against Real Sociedad on Sunday March 21.
Thanks to his umpteenth goal in the Catalan colors, Messi also became the first player in history to score at least twenty goals in thirteen consecutive seasons in the five major leagues. If he decides to extend next season, he could tackle the latest record for Xavi who is Barça’s player to have played the most matches in the Champions League: 157 against 149 for Messi.
After this home victory (4-1) against Huesca, Ronald Koeman’s players have repositioned themselves well in the title race. The Blaugrana were able to take advantage of the draw conceded by Atlético de Madrid (0-0) on the lawn of Getafe on Saturday, March 13. Lionel Messi (13th and 90th), Antoine Griezmann (35th) and Oscar Mingueza (53rd) allowed their team to take three additional points. With 59 units, the Catalans are second in the standings four points behind the Colchoneros.