Leo Messi continues with his insatiable voracity when it comes to devouring record after record. This Sunday he consumed one more in his long professional career by becoming the Barcelona player with the most Classics played (43), surpassing Xavi Hernández (42), with whom he shared that record since last December.
In fact, In the history of the Classics, there is only one player who still surpasses the Argentine. This is the Real Madrid center, Sergio Ramos, who with 44 games is at the top of the table. In the white club, the defender Manolo Sanchís was, until Sunday's game, the player with the most Classics by counting a total of 43.
Below Sergio Ramos and Messi, are Paco Gento (42) and Andrés Iniesta (38). Interestingly, two players from Barcelona face the top positions after today's game. Both Gerard Piqué and Sergio Busquets accumulate 38 Classics each, thus tying with the mythical midfielder from La Mancha. A step below is the historic Real Madrid striker, Raúl González, with 37 Classics.
In any case, it won't be the last record Messi has Xavi as his victim. And is that the Argentine crack sum 717 games as Blaugrana for the 767 Egarense. That means that if things do not change much, next season we will have a new record within Leo's reach: becoming the player with the most games in the club's history.