Leo Messi has scored goal #86, breaking Gerd Muller’s record for goals in a calendar year. Messi’s tally in the 16th minute (as seen in the video above) gave Barcelona a 1-0 lead early in the first half against Betis. The record breaker came just nine minutes later.

After leaving Wednesday night’s Champions League game on a stretcher the thought was Messi would have to sit today’s game out. Thankfully, initial fears about the damage to his knee were overblown. All hail the new king.

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