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Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta make Champions League history together

Chelsea FC v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta made history on Tuesday as the pair became the first players to play 100 Champions League games together.

Ernesto Valverde named the pair in a strong starting line-up for the second leg of their quarter-final clash against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

Interestingly Messi and Iniesta beat a record that was previously held by another Barcelona pairing - that of Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernandez who played together 96 times.

Messi and Iniesta have now set a record that may well take some beating, but let’s hope they get to feature a few more times together in the competition.

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