Lionel Messi notched a brace against Atletico Madrid to not only help Barcelona to a 4-1 win over their nearest La Liga challengers, outscoring Radamel Falcao at the Nou Camp, but also take his 2012 goals tally to an incredible 90 strikes.
Liverpool, meanwhile, scored a late goal against Aston Villa in a lame 3-1 defeat at Anfield, taking the five-times European champions’ goal tally to 88 in 2012.
Remarkably, however, despite the Argentinean managing to outscore a once great football club in this calendar year, he hasn’t managed to claim more silverware than the struggling Reds.
Messi’s only winner’s medal in 2012 came in the Spanish Cup, while Liverpool lifted the League Cup earlier this year.
Man United, by contrast, haven’t won a thing. Statistics, eh?
Culled from TalkSport