Lionel Messi breaks scoring record with 86th goal

  • 10 December 2012
Lionel Messi

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has set a new record for the most goals scored in a year by netting his 86th goal of 2012.

The Argentine scored twice in a Spanish league game against Real Betis last night.

His new goal tally beats the previous record set by the German striker Gerd Muller 40 years ago.

He still has two league matches and one King's Cup tie before the end of the year so could add more goals to his record.