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Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi breaks 40-year record with 86th goal

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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Betis vs FC Barcelona on December 9, 2012 at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla. JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

Is 25-year-old Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi the greatest soccer player in the world? 

Pele fans might disagree, but last weekend the Barcelona forward beat German Gerd Mueller's 40-year record by scoring his 86th goal in 2012. Plus, there are three more games left which may cause Messi's tally to tick up even further.

 John Carlin, writer for the Spanish Daily, El Pais, joins the show to talk about Messi's talent.

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