Messi breaks Muller record

Julian Harris
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BARCELONA’S Lionel Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 last night, overtaking legendary forward Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals scored in a calendar year.

The diminutive Argentinian scored both goals of Barcelona’s 2-1 away win at Real Betis, a win that puts them six points clear at the top of La Liga.

Muller held the record since 1972, when he netted 85 times.