Messi breaks European scoring record

The diminutive Argentine striker broke Gerd Mueller's 39 year record by scoring 68 goals in a single season.

Reuters May 02, 2012

MADRID: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi reached another milestone in his incredible career on Wednesday when he broke Gerd Mueller's 39-year-old record of 67 goals in a season for a European top-flight club.

The Argentine World Player of the Year netted twice from the penalty spot and once from open play to help Barca open up a 4-1 lead at home to Malaga, his 44th, 45th and 46th La Liga goals of the campaign taking his total in all competitions to 68.

Mueller set the record playing for Bayern Munich in the 1972-73 season and Messi has three more matches - two in La Liga and the King's Cup final - in which to add to his tally.



muzffar | 9 years ago | Reply

Messi is best player for his club barca not for national team and other hand CR7 all in all.CR7 simply the best.

Nafasat Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

Messi the Best Player, no comparison with Cristiano Ronaldo. Hez far ahead of him

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