Is that Messi could break Gerd Mueller’s record?

Barca currently occupying top Group G with 12 points from five games. Below them are Benfica and Celtic both have seven points. This means that whatever the outcome of matchday six, the Catalans will still be group winners.

Above reason, the coach Tito Vilanova will rest a number of core players for the match against Benfica at Camp Nou on Thursday (06/12/2012) pm dawn. In preparing his team, no names Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Javier Mascherano, Pedro Rodriguez, Jordi Alba, and Cesc Fabregas.

However, among the 18 players who put Villanova, there is still the mainstay of the name of the attacker, Messi. For what?

Vilanova allegations do it because they want to provide an opportunity for Messi to match or even break the scoring record Mueller. As known, Messi needs one goal to equal the record for highest number of goals in a calendar year, which was recorded Mueller in 1972. At that time, Mueller scored 85 goals, while Messi now has 84 goals packing.

But, Vilanova denied. If Messi finally broke the record on the game counter Benfica Mueller, it’s just a bonus for his team.

“Leo was rested for the match Copa del Rey last week. He put the team for this match is not just for the sake of the record,” said Villanova Football Espana quoted.

“We knew that he always wanted to play, where he was the best, in their natural habit, to compete. This is the Champions League and he will look forward to it. We would be better if he was on the field. He made us stronger,” he explained.

“I’ve seen pictures Mueller, but I do not directly see him play because at that time I was a kid. I hear a lot about what he did with Germany,” said Villanova.

“I do not think his record should be a goal. Was supposed to be a natural thing, not something imposed,” said the 44-year.

“If we all played outstanding, it will be a little easier. We do not make it as a destination. Most important thing is to focus on the game,” he said.

via Soccer Live Scores