The match vs Huesca tonight will mark a new landmark in the legendary career of Leo Messi. Tonight Messi will equal Xavi Hernandez’s record for most appearances in the Blaugrana shirt. However, it’s fair to say that Messi should set a new record in the coming days. But it’s one of the last records that Messi had to set in his legendary career.
When asked about it, Xavi said: “It had to be Leo. It’s fair to say that the best player in history is the one who has defended the Barça shirt the most times.
It was clear that Messi would surpass me. He is still young to continue playing, and he has many more games to play. I hope that he stays at Barça for many more seasons, playing matches, scoring goals and helping the club to continue winning titles.”
In his Prematch press conference, Koeman also talked on Messi matching Xavi‘s record of most appearances for Barça: “It is an incredible number of matches, and it speaks volumes about Xavi and what he did for the club. It will be a great occasion. This shows just how incredible Messi is.”
Reminder: Both Lionel Messi and Frenkie De Jong are on 4 yellow cards for the season. If they get booked tonight, they will be suspended for the match against Real Sociedad next weekend.