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Barcelona ease past Huesca as Lionel Messi equals Xavi’s all-time appearance record

Barcelona scored four goals to dismantle SD Huesca as Lionel Messi scored twice and tied Xavi for Barcelona’s all-time appearance record.

The Argentine’s 767th appearance brings him level with the iconic Spaniard in his 17th season with the Catalan club.

His 27th goal of the season brings his overall tally to 661 goals.

Goals from Antoine Greizmann and Oscar Mingueza were enough to see the reigning Liga Santander champions claim all three points.

The win leaves Barcelona still in second, four points behind league leaders Atlético Madrid with 11 games to play.

The Catalans will next suit up on Sunday to play Real Sociedad away, where Messi will have the opportunity to break Xavi’s record.

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