Lionel Messi has finally done it! He becomes the highest goal scorer in 1 Calender Year beating Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals.
It looked almost impossible when Messi picked up a minor injury last weekend. Initial reports suggested that he’d be out for at least 10 days. But against all odds, Messi started the game this weekend against Real Betis and achieved the incredible record by scoring a brace in the 1-2 victory for Barcelona and finally managed to get to the 85th goal first (equalling Muller’s record) and eventually the 86th goal (beating that record) in the game.
This is what Messi had to say :
“It was important to win the game today and pretty amazing to beat Gerd Müller’s 85 goal record. A really big thank you to all my teammates and fans who have made this possible! Thank you very much for your incredible support. I could not have done this without you!”
What others said :
Record holder Gerd Müller congratulates Leo Messi:
“Congratulations to Leo on breaking the record! Scoring 85 goals – or even more – is not an easy thing to do. Leo absolutely is a world-class player, and I’m very pleased the record remains in such good hands!”
Tw Alex Morgan (Ballon d’Or nominee for women): “Messi is out of this world. Scoring 86 goals this year… In 2012. What an incredible accomplishment”
Tw Mascherano: “Congratulations, Leo… Can’t put it into words… You’re amazing!! Hugs!”
Tw Lavezzi (PSG): “Congratulations, Leo Messi!! New record for the best in the world! A big hug”
Tw Pique: “Leo Messi.”
Fb Lucas Podolski (Arsenal): “Congratulations to my mate Messi. What a great record! Messi is all in.”
Tw Joey Barton : “Some achievement from Leo Messi. 86 goals in calendar year and still 3 games to play! Best to ever play the game IMO just edges Maradona.”