Messi breaks Mueller's record

May 04, 2012, 09:56 IST | AFP

Barcelona's triple Ballon d'Or-winner Lionel Messi (24) broke Gerd Mueller's record for goals in a European season here on Wednesday as he scored a hat-trick in the game with Malaga to take his tally to 68.

The Argentine’s eighth hat-trick of the season was enough to overhaul Mueller’s record, which the German striker set while playing for Bayern Munich in the 1972-73 season. Messi’s treble took his tally in La Liga to 46 goals. 

Messi celebrates a goal. Pic/AFP

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