By Chris Wright
He’s done it. Ladies and gentlemen, call off the search – we have a winner…
It’s official, ‘the record’ is now Lionel Messi’s thanks to a brace against Real Betis tonight. Messi’s first goal of the evening equalled Gerd Muller’s ‘goals in a calendar year for club and country’ record (goal no. 85) and his second of the night (no. 86) bested it…
Unbelievable. We’re in the presence of greatness here folks.
Barring the fact that a catatonic Pele is probably knelt in the corner of a darkened room somewhere feverishly whispering ‘Neymar’ over and over while stabbing darts through a picture of Leo with tears streaming down his face, surely – SURELY – there can be no debate as to Messi being the greatest player of all time?