FC Barcelona News: 3 May 2012; Messi Breaks Müller's All-Time Record, Real Madrid Crowned La Liga Champions

The record breaking strike

Leo Messi breaks Müller's longstanding record of 67 goals scored in one season | FC Barcelona
Messi is the 'Torpedo' of the 21st century. The Argentine genius broke Gerhard Müller's record of 67 goals scored in a single season set in the 1972/73 season. In 1973, the German striker netted 67 goals for Bayern Munich in four different competitions.

The highest goal-scoring Barça in Club history | FC Barcelona
With four goals against Málaga, Barça have scored a total of 108 goals this season and beat the record they set in Guardiola’s first season on the Barça bench. The treble-winning Barça team scored 105 goals in 38 La Liga matches, with Eto’o as the team’s top scorer with 30 goals.

Guardiola's legacy surpasses trophy haul – UEFA.com
Such has been his incredible impact over the last four seasons that everyone will have his, or her, defining image of FC Barcelona during the Josep Guardiola years. His repositioning of Lionel Messi as what is now commonly known as the 'false nine', moving the 24-year-old into a deep central striking role and allowing him licence to confuse and trick midfielders and defenders, has unleashed a torrent of goals rarely seen in football history. Perhaps that is yours.

Guardiola: "We’ve been very consistent for a long time, this is our greatest achievement" | FC Barcelona
Josep Guardiola said that FC Barcelona’s biggest accomplishment over the past four years is that very little blame can be laid on the team: "people aren’t dumb. They can’t blame the team if they see that the team works hard. Our biggest accomplishment over the years is that very little can be blamed on the team. Barça have always tried [to win]."

Xavi resumes Barcelona training - Goal.com
The Spain international picked up a calf problem in Barcelona's 2-2 Champions League semi-final draw against Chelsea last week in the second leg, and was initially expected to be out of action for around two weeks. However, Barcelona have now confirmed on their official website that the 32-year-old has already set foot on the training ground again as he nears an early comeback.

Alves: "We want to show the supporters the same love that they've shown us" | FC Barcelona
Barça beat Málaga 4-1 in the second to last mach at the Camp Nou this season. "The result, because of the chances we created and our play, is fair," said Iniesta. This result, according to Alves, is due "to the continuous work and humility of the team." Despite the fact that Barça were not able to win the Liga this year, the defender believes that the team must continue "along the same path" and with the "same eagerness."

Dani Alves: I want to stay at Barcelona until the end of my contract - Goal.com
The Brazil international was recently linked with a transfer to Anzhi Makhachkala, but the right-back has made it clear that he has no interest in leaving Camp Nou before his term is up. "If I did not want to stay, I would not have renewed my contract [until 2015]. My idea is to stay until the end of my contract. But the club ultimately decides," Alves stated to reporters.

Roy & Tito: A tale of two managers - TEAMtalk
Though the name of Vilanova may not be recognised, the process in which he was employed certainly is. After all, Guardiola travelled the exact same path before him and is now considered one of the finest managers in the world. Before him, Frank Rijkaard had limited club experience in charge of Sparta Rotterdam before taking the job. And their successes certainly cannot be questioned.

Real Madrid win Liga title in Bilbao - Yahoo! Eurosport
Real Madrid clinched their 32nd La Liga title and their first in four years when Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo struck in a frenetic 3-0 win at 10-man Athletic Bilbao. Victory for Madrid, who have smashed the La Liga scoring record, means coach Jose Mourinho has now won the title in four major European nations, a feat that might never be repeated.

Michu plans Vallecano talks | Sky Sports
Rayo Vallecano attacker Michu plans to hold talks about his future at the end of the season amid reported interest from the Premier League. Michu has scored an impressive 15 goals in La Liga this season after joining from Celta Vigo last summer and he has a further 12 months to run on his contract.

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