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Messi shrugs off 86-goal record

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Lionel Messi wrote his name into the history books on Sunday by grabbing a record 86th goal in 2012, but the little Argentine master shrugged off his latest career landmark. 

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 wrote his name into the history books on Sunday by grabbing a record 86th goal in 2012, but the little Argentine master shrugged off his latest career landmark.

Messi surpassed Gerd Mueller's 1972 record of 85 goals in a calendar year with a first-half double that helped his side to an important 2-1 win at Real Betis.

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