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With two swift kicks with his left foot, Lionel Messi erased Gerd Muller’s name from the record books and replaced it with his own.
The FC Barcelona superstar scored two first-half goals against Real Betis — his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 — breaking Muller’s record for most goals scored in a calendar year. The German legend set the bar in 1972. Messi passed it on Sunday.
Muller scored 85 goals in 60 games for Bayern Munich and Germany in his magical year. Messi scored 74 times for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina (in 66 games to date). He could add to his tally during Barcelona’s last three games of 2012.
Messi tied the 40-year-old mark in the 16th minute with a solo effort. Nine minutes later, he finished a quick interchange with teammate Andres Iniesta, thumping his shot to the far post.
Messi’s record-chase gained worldwide attention in November after he passed Pele to move into second place.
It also contained a moment of high drama, as the Argentine was carted off the field after...
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This weekend Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi broke one of the most respected records in world sports with his 85th and 86th goals of the 2012 calendar year. German legend Gerd Muller had held the recognized mark with 85 goals scored in 1972. The 86 goals include an incredible 56 scored in 36 La Liga games, 3 in the Spanish Cup, 2 in the Spanish Super Cup, 13 in European...
Gerd Muller called Lionel Messi "the best player in the world" after the Barcelona forward broke the German's scoring record .
Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 on Sunday in the Spanish league, breaking Muller's 40-year-old record for goals in a calendar year.
Muller tells Sport1.de "my record stood for 40 years - 85 goals in 60 games - and now...
Gerd Müller’s 40 year old record fell before the 25th minute, as Lionel Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of the year against Real Betis on Sunday. At halftime Barca were up 2-1 at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. More to come..The post Already Broken: Messi Becomes Record Goal Scorer Before Halftime appeared first on The Soccer Daily.
Messi makes history, but a Betis star is born - originally posted on Soccerlens.comLionel Messi hogged the headlines, of course, when he finally broke Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a calendar year.
Although the Madrid papers were delighted that Radamel Falcao gave them an excuse not to lead on this astonishing achievement: AS led on “Insatiable Falcao” and tucked...
Lionel Messi has broken German great Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012.
The Argentine forward scored twice Sunday, putting Barcelona ahead of Real Betis 2-0 by the 25th minute of the Spanish league match.
His first goal was an individual effort in the 16th minute to equal Mueller's record. He eclipsed the 1972...
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi tonight broke Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year as his brace helped Tito Vilanova’s side to a 2-1 win against Real Betis.
Gerd Muller has praised Lionel Messi, describing him as “the best player in the world”, after the Barcelona star broke his record for most goals in a calendar year.
Gerd Mueller is calling Lionel Messi ''the best player in the world'' after the Barcelona forward broke the German's scoring record.
Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 on Sunday in the Spanish league, breaking Mueller's 40-year-old record for goals in a calendar year.
Mueller tells Sport1.de ''my record stood for 40 years - 85 goals in...
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Gerard Pique described Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as "supernatural" after the Argentinian superstar's latest record-breaking feat.
Messi's brace in Barca's 2-1 Primera Division win over Real Betis on Sunday night saw him surpass Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year.
The 25-year-old equalled the 40-year-old record in the 16th minute...
Modern-day sporting legends face-off: Lio Messi v Kobe Bryant - originally posted on Soccerlens.comLionel Messi goes all out against the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant. What they’re fighting over is an autograph, in this Turkish Airlines TV commercial.
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