Lionel Messi has played in more wins for Barcelona than any other player in the history of the club.
Messi was in inspirational form with a superb hat-trick as Barcelona won 4-1 at Real Betis to move 10 points clear at the top of the LaLiga table.
On his 674th appearance for Barca – drawing him level with Andres Iniesta on their all-time list – Messi recorded his 477th victory for the club.
Sunday’s success at the Benito Villamarin means Messi has now surpassed former team-mate Xavi, who previously held the record for Barca wins and is the only player to have made more appearances for the Catalan giants.
Yet another Leo #Messi hat-trick!
Can any emoji possibly describe what we’ve just seen? pic.twitter.com/Dv9YgAr8N9
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 17, 2019
Messi’s latest record comes at the end of a week that saw him produce a virtuoso display to send Barca into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
He scored twice and provided two assists as Barca demolished Lyon 5-1 at Camp Nou to book a last-eight clash with Manchester United.
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