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Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Lionel Messi set the record for the most Spanish league appearances by a non-Spanish player on Sunday, but the Argentine's goal couldn't prevent 10-man Barcelona from dropping its first points of the season in a 2-2 draw with Girona.

Messi, the league's all-time leading scorer, overtook former teammate Dani Alves of Brazil by appearing in his 423nd game.

Messi gave Barcelona the lead before Clement Lenglet was given a red card in the first half.

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