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Messi Breaks La Liga Record Ahead Of Man United Clash

Amuda Segun

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Lionel Messi

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will definitely be the player to watch when he leads his side out against Premier League giants Manchester United in the Champions League later this week.

Messi and Barcelona take on the Red Devils in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie on Wednesday night before the second leg at the Nou Camp next week.

Ahead of the away meeting with Manchester United, Lionel Messi set another record in the Spanish La Liga to further cement his status as the greatest player to grace the competition.

Messi was on target for his team as he recorded his 335th Spanish La Liga meeting with a 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid at home.

The Argentine national team captain broke the record held by Real Madrid legend and current FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas (334 wins).

It took retired Spanish international Casillas 510 games to reach the aforementioned wins in the colours of Real Madrid and it has taken lesser games to beat his feat.

Messi has now won 335 games from the 447 played which represents 75% of the games that he has featured in for Barcelona in the Spanish top flight.

He scored the second goal in a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid which extended Barcelona’s lead at the La Liga summit to eleven points with seven games to play.

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