Found December 26, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi had a pretty great year. The FC Barcelona forward notched a record-breaking 91 goals during the 2012 calendar year — 79 with Barcelona, 12 with the Argentina national team — which means his highlight reel is nothing short of epic. Seriously, this thing is a commitment, so grab some popcorn and a soft drink of choice, and settle in to watch the best soccer player in the world embarrass defenders and goalies everywhere. [Deadspin] Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

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Magical Messi Christmas – Historical background and goals from 2012

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Lionel Messi “My goals, No Titles, No importance”

The Argentine closed an unforgettable year , but not satisfied and said that next year Barcelona will to conquer “all” Barcelona (DPA) . Lionel Messi said he was happy for the record for goals achieved in 2012, but warned that Barcelona should have won more titles during the year. “I ended up happy with the goals and records, but the year could have been better...
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