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Football Update: Xavi's message for Lionel Messi, Barcelona to receive more funds.

Leo Messi not only breaks records for goals but also games played. With the game against Huesca, the Argentinian equaled Xavi Hernández, who until now held the record, in the number of games played with Barça. The player from Terrassa did not forget to congratulate his former teammate.

"Congratulations Leo! It's an honor that you are the one to equal this record. Congratulations my friend," he posted in a caption on Instagram, under a picture of the two players embracing.

Currently, the number of games played by both players stands at 767, so Messi will become in the next few days the player with the most games in Barça's history.

The president-elect of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, finally has the necessary endorsement to be sworn in this Wednesday to all intents and purposes as the head of the Barça club. It was not easy, as obtaining this endorsement was more complicated than expected.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, on leaving the notary's office - located on Avinguda Diagonal in Barcelona - Laporta spoke to the media and conveyed total calm. It was 02:52 in the morning and the matter had finally been resolved.

"I have not suffered because of the endorsement," said the president. "We have left late because the occasion deserved it," he added to the journalists who were standing guard. All of them agree that from the street they could hear Laporta and his team singing the Barça anthem to celebrate the definitive agreement to obtain the guarantee.

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The owner of Audax, José Elías, also made a brief statement on his way out: "Laporta will be president tomorrow (Wednesday) for sure", he said to confirm that the agreement was already complete and firm.

It should be remembered that after an intense day full of doubts, Joan Laporta was finally able to obtain the 124.6 million euro guarantee needed to be sworn in, a guarantee that will be approved today by the Professional Football League.

It should be remembered that, in addition to Audax and Banc Sabadell, the directors have guaranteed with their assets an amount close to 50 million euros. Of the remaining 75 million euros, Audax is providing around half and this means that Eduard Romeu, a man Elías trusts, will join the board of directors.

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