Lionel Messi Ends 2012 With 91 Goals

Lionel Messi Ends 2012 With 91 Goals

FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi has polished off his record year with his 91st and final goal of 2012 in Barcelona’s 3-1 win at Valladolid on Saturday, December 22, 2012.

Lionel Messi Ends 2012 With 91 Goals

He is confirmed to have scored his 91st goals of the year with 79 goals for Barcelona: 59 in the Spanish league, 13 in the Champions League, five in the Copa Del Rey and two in the Spanish Super Cup.

He had 12 for Argentina; five in World Cup qualifiers and seven in friendly matches.

Messi scored his 91st goal in the 59th minute by dribbling between a defender’s legs before making it 2-0 after Xavi Hernandez had opened the scoring two minutes before halftime, in a victory the team dedicated to their ailing coach Tito Villanova.

Messi, called the wizard of football by fans, broke German great Gerd Mueller’s 40-year-old record of 85 goals in one year earlier this month.

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