Xavi breaks Raul’s Champions League record

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Barcelona midfielder Xavi, has broken Raul’s Champions League record, after making his 143rd appearance in the competition on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old came on to replace Ivan Rakitic in the 69th minute against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes.

Xavi has won the Champions League with Barca three times in 2006, 2009 and 2011. He is now ahead of Raul (142), but his new record is under threat with Iker Casillas set to play his 141st game in the competition for Real Madrid, when they face Basel.

Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, has appeared 151 times, but 10 of those came in the qualifying rounds.

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