Thanks to his performance in the duel against Real Sociedad this morning, Barcelona captain and superstar Lionel Messi managed to surpass Xavi Hernandes’ record for most caps in club history.
For information, Barcelona took on the Real Sociedad challenge in the continued Spanish La Liga early morning WIB, Monday (22/03).
In that match, Messi, who appeared from the first minute, successfully scored two goals and one assist in Barcelona’s 6-1 victory.
His appearance in the match was his 768th appearance in all competitions for Barcelona. In short, La Pulga officially passed the Caps record for the club legend who was also his former colleague, Xavi Hernandes.
Previously, Messi had matched Xavi’s record in last week’s La Liga match against Huesca. But the match against Real Sociedad put him at the top of the list.
“Lionel Messi made his 768th appearance for @FC Barcelona in all competitions (661 goals and 263 assists), becoming the player with the most appearances for the club (Xavi Hernández, 767). Historic.” Thus wrote the twitter account @OptaJose.
As for the previous record holder, Xavi Hernandes, did not necessarily feel angry or disappointed because Messi had passed his record, on the contrary he felt honored, considering that Messi is one of the best players in football history.
“It is fair that the best player in history is the one who has played the most times in the Barca shirt. It is an honor that the best player in the world, and for me in history, is a person who surpasses me, ”
“Leo is like that, he is insurmountable. You can’t compete with him because he always wins, “he exclaimed to Mundo Deportivo.
The record for most appearances in the club’s history complements the list of other records that Messi has set before, including the record for most goals, record for most assists, record for most trophies and many more.
Unfortunately, the legend may not last long on the gridiron, especially in Barcelona. His contract will expire in the summer and so far there has been no sign of a new contract extension.