Lionel Messi bags new record for goals in a calendar year with 85th & 86th securing 2-1 win at Betis
- December 9, 2012
Real Betis 1 – Barcelona 2 (La Liga, December 9, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) With 16 minutes on the clock Lionel Messi danced through and converted his 85th goal of 2012 for 1-0 Barcelona. On 25, a new record was set as Lionel Messi converted from an Andres Iniesta back heel for goal 86 in 2012, surpassing Gerd Muller’s record set in 1972. Ruben Castro halved the deficit before half-time.