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Lionel Messi broke Xavi Hernandez’s record in La Liga on Sunday when he turned 506 Appearance for Barcelona in the Spanish top league against Cadiz denied

The 33-year-old Messi faced 505 against Xavi last weekend when he scored a brace in the 5-1 win over Alaves at Camp Nou

The Argentine striker also approaches Xavi’s club record in all competitions The former midfielder, now coach of Al-Sadd In Qatar, made 767 appearances for Barca before being eliminated in 2015

Messi played his 761 Play for Blaugrana in the league game against Cadiz and is well on the way to surpassing ex-team-mate Xavi in ​​March

However, Messi is still way behind the league record goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta is the leader at Athletic Bilbao, Barcelona and Valencia with 622 appearances in the Primera Division before retiring in 1998

Messi is in ninth place in the overall standings, with two active players still ahead of him, namely Joaquin Sanchez (567) from Real Betis and Sergio Ramos (507) from Real Madrid

However, the Barca captain is way ahead as the top scorer in the league. He has scored 459 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo finished second with 311 goals

This could be Messi’s last season in La Liga. He wanted to leave Barcelona last summer and has announced that he will decide on his future in June when his contract with the club runs out

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are favorites to sign him when he leaves, despite the fact that the Premier League club this week turned down reports that already offered him a deal

Messi has been able to speak to other clubs since January 1 when he moved into the last six months of his tenure

Barcelona – Cádiz

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