Lionel Messi returned to action on Sunday and not only did he show no ill effects of the knee injury suffered in Wednesday’s Champions League match against Benfica, he scored two impressive goals to mark his place in soccer history.
Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of the calendar year on Sunday, helping Barcelona post a 2-1 victory against Real Betis, and helping him break Gerd Muller’s record for official goals in a calendar year (combined official club matches and national team matches).
Muller set the record in 1972 when he scored a combined 85 goals for Bayern Munich and the West German national team.
In case you missed it, here is Messi’s record-breaking goal:
What do you think of Messi’s 86-goal campaign? Best season ever? Still shocked he came back so soon from the knee injury? Think he can get to 90 before the new year?
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