Lionel Messi breaks Gerd Mueller's goals record

Updated: 03 May 2012 11:01 IST

Barcelona's triple Ballon d'Or-winner Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller's record for goals in a European season in Barcelona on Wednesday as he scored a hat-trick in the game with Malaga to take his tally to 68.

Lionel Messi breaks Gerd Mueller's goals record

Barcelona:

Barcelona's triple Ballon d'Or-winner Lionel Messi broke Gerd Mueller's record for goals in a European season in Barcelona on Wednesday as he scored a hat-trick in the game with Malaga to take his tally to 68.

The 24-year-old Argentinian's eighth hat-trick of the season was enough to overhaul Mueller's record, which the German striker set while playing for Bayern Munich in the 1972-73 season.

Messi's treble also took his tally in La Liga to 46 goals, two more than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, who also scored a goal as his side wrapped up the title with a win over Athletic Bilbao.



Topics : Football Lionel Andres Messi Barcelona
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