Lionel Messi reaches 76 goals in 2012 as Barcelona win 4-2 at Mallorca

Mallorca 2 – Barcelona 4 (La Liga, November 11, 2012) (Alternative highlights & Extended highlights.) Midfield maestro Xavi broke the deadlock on 28 with a superb free-kick that spun into the top corner. Genius. Lionel Messi made it 2-0 just before the break but the goal owed much to some poor keeping by Dudu Aouate. Cristian Tello curled home the third just before half-time. Mallorca turned the game with two goals in three minutes on 55 and 58 from Michael Pereira and Victor (penalty). Any worries for Barcelona were settled when Lionel Messi claimed his 76th goal of 2012 with a cracking hit.

GIF: Xavi wonder free-kick v Mallorca.

Tekkers! Lionel Messi bamboozles two Mallorca players.

GIF: Lionel Messi’s second goal v Mallorca.

Picture. Lionel Messi dedicates second goal at Mallorca to new baby son Thiago.

Lionel Messi will keep breaking records – Tito Vilanova.