Messi Adds Goal Record to Glittering Resume

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Sunday, lest anyone get any other ideas, the elfin Argentine with the ’60s retro Beatles cut proved yet again that he is the greatest footballer currently on this planet, arguably ever — if not today, then someday — scoring twice at Real Betis, Nos. 85 and 86, to establish a new goal-scoring mark for a calendar year.

Think of it: 86 goals in a game renowned, and often scorned, for 1-nil.





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