Messi is expected to surpass the two records Xavi holds at Barca in 2021, including playing the most games in La Liga and the most matches with the club.
Xavi Hernandez still holds two records in Barcelona, but the chances of being surpassed by Lionel Messi are increasing and will most likely occur in 2021.
The first record that Messi is most easily broken is the Barca player with the most games in La Liga. He just had his 475 match against Mallorca, only 30 goals away from the legendary midfielder (505). Andoni Zubizarreta has led with 622 matches but only 301 matches with Barca.
If adding 10 games from now to the end of the season, Messi will reach 485 games, but the record above 20 appearances. That is the number that he will easily surpass next season.
Another record is in the hands of the Argentine superstar but it takes longer than the player with the most matches in Barcelona history.
Currently, Messi has played 718 matches so he can finish the season with at least 729 matches (10 in La Liga and 1 in the C1 Cup). He needs 39 more games to surpass Xavi, the leader in history with 767 matches.
If nothing changes, it seems that these two records will be surpassed by Messi in 2021. Before that, the two milestones that he was willing to set as a monopoly on the record for La Liga top scorer (Pichichi) while having 6 like Telmo Zarra and the most goalscorer for a club
Messi now has 628 goals, meaning only need 15 more to overcome Pele (643) with Santos in Brazil. After nearly 5 decades, La Pulga became the player who came very close to changing the owner of this admirable achievement.