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It’s a Great Honour – Messi reacts to equaling Xavi’s historic Barcelona record


Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has reacted to equaling the club’s legend, Xavi Hernandez’s all-time appearance record for the Blaugrana.

The Argentine captain said it’s a “great honour” for him to hit the landmark.

Messi made his 767th outing for Barcelona in Monday’s 4-1 victory over Huesca in the LaLiga at the Camp Nou to match Xavi’s record for appearances.

The 33-year-old’s brace and a strike from Antoine Griezmann and Oscar Mingueza gave Ronald Koeman’s side all three points against Huesca.

Reacting, Messi wrote on Instagram after the game, “it is a great honour to reach this number of matches played with FC Barcelona.

“Thanks to all the colleagues who accompanied me over the years and to my family and friends for always being by my side.”

Barcelona’s next game is against Real Sociedad in the LaLiga on Sunday.

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