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Messi: Muller 'great goalscorer'

November 23, 2012
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has hailed Gerd Muller as a "great goalscorer" as the Argentina international attempts to break his long-standing record.

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Messi's double strike in Barca's routine 3-0 Champions League win over Spartak Moscow on Tuesday brought his tally to 80 goals for 2012, just five behind 'Der Bomber' Muller's calendar year record of 85 set in 1972.

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