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Messi steals the show on 700th Barcelona appearance

(CNN)Lionel Messi's statistics speak for themselves.On Wednesday, in front of an adoring home crowd at the Camp Nou, he made it 700 appearances, 613 goals and 237 assists.Messi rewrote the record books once again as he scored one and set up two others as Barcelona claimed top spot in Group F with a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.He becomes only the second Barcelona player to reach the landmark after Xavi Hernández, who made 767 appearances. No one in the history of the club has won more than Messi, who has 34 trophies to his name.And 34 could become 35, should Messi and Barcelona navigate its way to another Champions League title. If you thought this milestone for Messi would be a quiet one, you'd have been rather wrong. Within half an ho ...
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