Messi Breaks Pele’s Goal Scoring Record, Now Second Highest in A Season
Pele who has been the second person to have scored such number of goals in a season was in second place behind Gerd Muller, who netted 85 times for Bayern Munich and West Germany during just 60 games in 1972.
However, the 25-year-old Argentine is now only chasing down the legendary forward thanks to a double against Mallorca on Sunday.
His first came on the stroke of half-time in fortuitous style, squeezing a shot under Dudu Aouate to make it 2-0 to the Blaugrana.
After the break, Barca faced a fight-back from Mallorca, but Messi was there to make it 4-2 in fantastic fashion, combining well with Alexis, before scoring a stunning goal.
Messi has managed his 76 goals in just 59 appearances. Consequently, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner is the running to land the prestigious award for a fourth consecutive year.
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