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Lionel Messi matches Iker Casillas’ La Liga win record

No-one has won more Spanish top-flight games

FC Barcelona v RCD Espanyol - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Lionel Messi’s double against Espanyol on Saturday not only saw him surpass 40 goals for the season, he also matched a La Liga record for most wins.

The Barcelona captain has now tasted victory 334 times in Spain’s top flight, level with Iker Casillas at the top of the standings:

Messi can now move out on his own with 335 wins with victory over Villarreal on Tuesday night in Barcelona’s next game.

Barca beat Villarreal 2-0 at the Camp Nou back in December, and the Yellow Submarine have endured a pretty tough season and are battling relegation.

They come into the game after a tough result on Saturday. Villarreal went 2-0 up against Celta Vigo but were beaten 3-2 and are just a point above the drop zone.

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