Record-breaker wants Barca improvement

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Xavi has called on Barcelona to improve, after the side defeated Granada 1-0 last night to go to the top of La Liga table.


The one-man club broke the record for the most appearances in La Liga last night, with Xavi clocking up 392 showings for the Catalan giants as he ran onto the pitch last night.


Granada went down to nine men in the match-up, and Xavi’s stunning free kick in the 33rd minute sealed the win for Barca as they move to stake their claim on yet another title.

"It was a complicated game and we could not finish it off in the second half," Xavi told

"Granada never had a shot on goal, but then we never scored a second goal. It was a good game, but we missed getting the goal which would have offered us more tranquillity on the pitch.

"In general we did well, but there are still areas that we can improve."


Barcelona have now collected 21 points from a possible 27, and boast the highest goal difference in the league with 23. While they are currently leading the charge for domestic honours, Levante and Real Madrid could topple them next week, with both sides holding a game in hand and within two points of Barca’s gap.


Of his goal, Xavi insisted that while he was happy to take the plaudits for the match, the team’s success is always held in higher esteem than his own individual achievements.


"It's always nice to score, and I am happy for the team above all else," he said.

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