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Barcelona star Messi happy to break Muller record

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has broken Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year after scoring twice at Real Betis. Messi was level with Muller, who scored his goals for West Germany and Bayern Munich, for just nine minutes before he moved into the outright lead.

His second goal of the evening, and 86th in a remarkable 2012, came with a left-footed shot past Betis goalkeeper Adrian after he had been teed up by Andres Iniesta.

"The record is great for what it means, but the most important thing is that the team won and that we maintained the distance with the teams behind us," said Messi.

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