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No record as Messi departs injured
Published : 05 Dec 2012 21:46:50
Messi has scored 84 goals in matches so far this year, one short of the record set by German player Gerd Mueller in 1972.
But the 25-year-old was unable to convert any of his chances and then went down injured in the 85th minute of the 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp.
Messi collided with Benfica goalkeeper Artur in the penalty box, but rode the initial challenge to fire off a looping shot before slumping to the floor.
He received treatment on the pitch before being carted off.