Friday, May 4th, 2012
Lionel Messi’s hat-trick against Malaga on Wednesday evening took “The Flea” up to an obscene 68 goals for the current campaign so far and ensured he broke a longstanding record.
Germany legend Gerd Muller had long held the record for most goals in a campaign with 67 for Bayern Munich in 1972/1973.
Messi’s treble at the Nou Camp also meant he surpassed records held by Pele and Ferenc Deak, who had notched 66 goals in a season.
The breakdown of Messi’s incredible goal scoring record so far is: 46 La Liga goals, 14 in the Champions League, 3 goals in the Spanish Super Cup, 2 in the Club World Cup, 2 in the Copa del Rey and 1 in the European Super Cup.
Most intriguingly of all, there are still three Barcelona games left this season…