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Messi now has the fourth most appearances in Barça history

The Argentine played in his 549th Barcelona game on Tuesday night against Borussia Mönchengladbach, and now only has Xavi Hernández (767), Andrés Iniesta (604) and Carles Puyol (593) in front of him.
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Alejandro García EFE

Lionel Messi has become the player with the fourth most Barcelona appearances in the history of the club after playing in his 549th game on Tuesday night against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Only Xavi, Iniesta and Puyol have more 

The Argentine has equaled Miguel Bianquetti for number of matches in the azulgrana shirt and now has only three others ahead of him: Xavi Hernández (767), Andrés Iniesta (604) and Carles Puyol (593).

Mascherano makes 300th appearance 

The Champions League encounter on Tuesday was also a landmark occasion for Javier Mascherano and Andrés Iniesta. The centreback made his 300th appearance for Barça while the centre midfielder played his 120th game in the Champions League, equalling the record of Carles Puyol.

Mascherano made his 300th Barça appearance