Lionel Messi sets new goalscoring record

Barcelona's official Twitter feed has been waxing lyrical about the Argentine's achievement.

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GGGGGGGOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLL!!! GOLAZO! LEO 'DER BOMBER' MESSI!

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GGGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!!! GOLAZO! LEO LEO LEO MESSI!!! #86 #FCBLive

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Leo Messi now holds the record for the most goals scored in a calendar year (86). #FCBLive

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Messi sets new goals record

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has broken the all-time record for the number of goals scored in one calendar year. The previous record of 85 was set by Gerd Müller's in 1972.