Italy Serie A

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-Spaniard on Sunday, but his 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.