Messi closes on Muller record

Lionel Messi watches as his shot beats Bilbao's last line of defence. Credit: PA

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi scored twice in Barcelona's 5-1 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.

The brace leaves the amazing Mr Messi just one goal shy (84) of German striker Gerhard Muller's long-standing record of 85 goals in one calendar year.

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