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Lionel Messi 43 – 43 Cristiano Ronaldo

posted 29 Apr 2012, 19:21 by Sportech Nz   [ updated 29 Apr 2012, 19:25 ]

Over the weekend both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo became the first players in over 80 years to score 43+ league goals in one season in one of Europe's top leagues. Everton's Dixie Dean was the last to do it in 1931-32, netting 45 goals.

With 43 goals each and three La Liga games to play, will they both go down in the record book?

Messi has a season total of 65 goals, two short of the European record set by Bayern Munich’s Gerd Mueller in 1972-73.