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Magical Messi surpasses legendary Pele’s mark of 75 goals in calendar year

Magical Messi surpasses legendary Pele’s mark of 75 goals in calendar yearMadrid, Nov 12  : Talismanic forward Lionel Messi surpassed soccer legend Pele''s mark of 75 in a calendar year, as he scored twice against Mallorca on Sunday to help Barcelona bounce back from a rare defeat.

The Argentina star netted twice in the 4-2 win at Mallorca that kept the Catalans three points clear in Spain''s La Liga, leaving him just nine short of Gerd Muller''s all-time record.

The 25-year-old, who became a first-time father earlier this month, was able to put a bit more enthusiasm into his new thumb-sucking celebration than when he scored late in the shock midweek Champions League loss to Scottish side Celtic.

"Leo continually breaks records. His goal tally is spectacular," CNN quoted Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, as saying. (ANI)


Mourinho backs Chelsea's 'old guard' to bring PL success

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Italy finalise 'details' for pre-World Cup friendly

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Kallis may have to battle for 'extra' KKR berth with Oz 'rookie' in IPL-7

Jacques-KallisJohannesburg, Apr 17 : Retired South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis may reportedly battle for the extra berth in his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders with emerging Australian batsman Chris Lynn.  Read more »

Carberry still hoping to return to England Test squad despite slamming management

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FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Daniel-RicciardoParis, April 15 : International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Read more »

Mahindra's Oliveira bags a point in GP of Americas

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