Skip to comments.Messi breaks 40-year record with 86th goal of 2012
Posted on 12/10/2012 12:36:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
BARCELONA, SpainLionel Messi broke German great Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for most goals in a year by scoring for the 86th time in 2012 on Sunday.
The Argentina forward scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 win at Real Betis in the Spanish league match.
His first was an individual effort in the 16th minute to tie Mueller's mark, and he eclipsed the 1972 milestone with a familiar left-footed finish nine minutes later.
"As I have said many times, the record is nice but the important thing is the victory that keeps us on the patch we want to continue on," Messi said. "As I always say, my objectives are on a team level: to win the league, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey again."
Messi has scored 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 times for Argentina this year, and he has three more games in which he can add to his tally before the end of the year. Mueller scored 85 for Bayern Munich and West Germany.
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He is amazing! How I wish he would sign for Inter!
He will one day be considered the best player, ever!
I still say it's Gretzky. Gretzky had 92 goals one year.
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