Messi set for 700th Barcelona game

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Lionel Messi will become only the second player to make 700 Barcelona appearances if he features in Wednesday’s Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund. The 32-year-old, who has scored 612 goals for the club, is behind Xavi’s appearance record of 767.

Barca and Dortmund know a win at the Nou Camp takes them into the last 16. Dortmund manager Lucien Favre is under pressure with his club sixth in the Bundesliga.

Barca have not been that impressive despite sitting top of La Liga. They came from behind to win 2-1 at Leganes on Saturday. “Here at Barcelona, it is required to win, to make a soccer lesson in every game,” boss Ernesto Valverde said.

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