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Gerd Mueller congratulates Messi on scoring record

Updated: December 10, 2012, 10:03 AM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- Gerd Mueller is calling Lionel Messi "the best player in the world" after the Barcelona forward broke the German's scoring record.

Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 on Sunday in the Spanish league, breaking Mueller's 40-year-old record for goals in a calendar year.

Mueller tells Sport1.de "my record stood for 40 years -- 85 goals in 60 games -- and now the best player in the world has broken it, and I'm delighted for him. He is an incredible player, gigantic."

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