Magical Messi as unbeaten Barca run continues

Barcelona 2 Girona 2 Match Highlights

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi surpassed Dani Alves’ record of most appearances in the Spanish La Liga as a foreign player.

Messi made his 423rd appearance with Barcelona in Spain’s La Liga in a tough 2-2 draw against Girona at the Camp Nou. Former Barcelona team-mate Dani Alves previously held the record with 422 appearances.

The record-breaking evening for Messi, however, did not play out well for his club as Barca dropped points at their own backyard. Stuani struck twice for the visitors after Lionel Messi opened the scoring early in the first half.

Recent signing Clement Lenglet received a red-card at minute 35 after which Stuani bagged his brace – one right at the edge of half time and another 6 minutes into the second half – to put the visitors in front.

Girona’s lead could only last 12 minutes as Gerard Pique headed in the equalizer, which proved to be the final goal of Sunday’s fixture.

Fútbol Club Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Arthur (Coutinho 58′), Arturo Vidal (Rakitic 58′), Dembélé (Umtiti 46′), Messi & Luis Suárez.


Girona Fútbol Club: Bono, Aday , Bernardo, Alcalá, Juanpe, Muniesa , Pere Pons, Álex Granell (Douglas Luiz 71′), Aleix García (Borja García 46′), Portu (Doumbia 84′) & Stuani.

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