Football - Messi equals Muller's record

Lionel Messi carved another piece of history in his remarkable career by equalling Gerd Muller's record of 85 goals in a calendar year.

The Barcelona star grabbed the opener at Real Betis with a trademark dribble and finish to move level with the German striker, who achieved the feat in 1972.

Argentina international Messi has scored 55 of the 85 in the Primera Division. Barca went into the game in Seville at the top of the table.