Messi breaks goal-scoring record

Posted at Dec 10 2012 11:57 AM | Updated as of Dec 10 2012 07:57 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a record for goals scored in a calendar year.

Messi now has 86 goals after he netted his second in a La Liga game at Real Betis, beating Gerd Mueller’s 40-year-old record of 85.

Messi, whos is the favorite to secure a fourth successive World Player award, has netted 74 times for Barca and 12 for Argentina in 2012.

He scored 58 in La Liga, 13 in the Champions League, three in the Kings’ Cup and two in the Spanish Super Cup. -- Mornings @ ANC, December 10, 2012