Messi breaks LaLiga record
Lionel Messi has broken the record for the most appearances in LaLiga by a non-Spanish player.
Messi made his 423rd LaLiga appearance when he was named in the Barcelona team for Sunday's home game against Girona.
The Argentina international overtakes a former Barcelona team-mate, Dani Alves, who previously occupied the record with 422 outings.
Messi is in a rich vein of form since taking the Barca captaincy, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 Champions League defeat of PSV last time out.
423 - Lionel Messi will become the Non-Spanish player with the most appearances in La Liga history, surpassing Dani Alves (422). Historic. pic.twitter.com/SAwCmjUM4b
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 23, 2018