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Messi takes his seat in pantheon of greats

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Lionel Messi broke German legend Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for the most goals in a calendar year on Sunday, netting his 86th goal of 2012 against Real Betis. 

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Betis vs FC Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla. Messi broke German legend Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record for the most goals in a calendar year on Sunday, netting his 86th goal of 2012 against Real Betis.

The 25-year-old from Rosario, Santa Fe is also set to add to his impressive haul of silverware as he is in line for a record fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or.

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