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Messi sets goal record for a year; Falcao scores 5

Updated: December 9, 2012, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao were unstoppable Sunday on a night when both stars again demonstrated why their teams are first and second in the Spanish league.

Messi broke a 40-year record for most goals in a year by scoring his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 to lead Barcelona to a 2-1 win at Real Betis. Falcao struck five times to power Atletico past Deportivo La Coruna 6-0.

Messi struck in the 16th and 25th minutes to break German ...

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