A day of recognition for Leo Messi, who against Huesca equalled the 767 appearances of Xavi Hernández and against Real Sociedad set a new record. And prior to today’s game with Real Valladolid at the Camp Nou, the Argentinian was given a special tribute in honour of such a remarkable achievement.
Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto, his fellow team captains, presented him with a shirt signed by all of his team-mates. And it was a very special shirt – the one from the 2003/04 season in which Messi made his first team debut.
When the short ceremony was over, he was joined on the pitch by his wife and three children. Quite some family photo!