Leo Messi and Carles Puyol, two legends in the history of FC Barcelona, ​​met on Friday at the Ciutat Esportiva, on the eve of what is likely to be a special occasion. Last Wednesday, in the game played in Lisbon against Sporting, the Argentinian equalled the number of official matches that the ex-captain played for Barça; 593.

On Sunday against Las Palmas (4.15pm CET), Messi has the opportunity to go one better than Puyol, leaving only team-mate Andrés Iniesta (638 matches) and Xavi Hernández, with an incredible 767 matches, ahead of him in the all-time appearance list.

Puyol left the Blaugrana in 2014 after 15 years in the first team, 10 of them wearing the captain's armband. In total, the No.5 won 21 titles and despite being a defender, scored 20 goals. It’s also worth remembering that Messi is the highest scorer in the history of the Club with a total of 519 goals meaning both, without a doubt, are admired all over the world.

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