Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has set the record for most goals in a calendar year by scoring his 86th goal of 2012.The 25-year-old Argentine overhauled Gerd Mueller’s tally of 85 – set in 1972 – to create a new benchmark which includes goals for club and country. Messi broke the record with two goals in a 2-1 win over Real Betis on Sunday.He fired in an angled shot after 16 minutes to equal the record before adding a second with a low drive in the 25th minute to reach the new mark.Three-time World Player of the Year Messi’s attempt to break German Mueller’s record looked set to falter after he was carried off on a stretcher during Barcelona’s Champions League group game draw with Benfica on Wednesday.The forward feared he had seen the “last ball I’d touch for a long time because of the pain” but the injury to his left knee was not as bad as he thought and he started against Betis. Messi’s path to the record has included 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 for Argentina in 66 games.He still has two league matches and one King’s Cup tie to add to his tally before the end of the year.“I always say the same, it’s nice for what it means but the victory is more important as it maintains our lead over the other teams,” the modest Messi told Spanish TV station Canal Plus afterwards.“My goal when the year began was to try to achieve everything again, with the team, in the league, the (King’s) Cup, the Champions League. I always start with that idea in mind.”Mueller scored 72 for Bayern Munich and 13 for West Germany when he set the previous benchmark in 1972 and was 27 at the time. Messi is now favourite to claim a fourth Fifa World Player of the Year award after making the three-man shortlist which also includes Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.“Messi will be the player to win the most Ballons d’Or in history,” said former Barcelona player and manager Johan Cruyff.“He will win five, six, seven. He is incomparable. He’s in a different league.”Messi is already Barcelona’s all-time record goalscorer but was equal with Cesar Rodriguez on 192 at the top of the club’s leading league scoring list before his goals against Betis moved him clear at the top of that as well.
MORE: Carmelo Anthony to sign with Trail BlazersHe was also heckled during the national anthem, according to ESPN’s Malika Andrews.The 24-year-old forward, who spent three-plus seasons in New York before being traded in January to the Mavericks, was expecting the reaction.”It’s normal that they feel that way,” Porzingis told reporters Wednesday. “All I can do is just look forward to what I have in front of me, not behind.”After the game, he was asked if he heard the chants from the fans.It’s not the first time Porzingis has been booed by Knicks fans: They did it after the team drafted him fourth overall in 2015. So far, Porzingis has done well away from his first NBA team, averaging 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds in the 2019-20 season prior to Thursday. Unfortunately, the Knicks can’t say the same, even though they completed a season sweep of the Mavs with a 106-103 victory. The win pushed them to 3-9 on the season. Kristaps Porzingis made his return to Madison Square Garden on Thursday — and he did not receive a warm welcome.During the game, fans started an obscene chant while he was at the free throw line.
The stylish scenes of the iCARE Fashion Show are going to be bigger and better than ever for its 10th Birthday in 2017.The iCARE Charity Fashion Show 2017 for Autism takes place on Wednesday 22nd November in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. Entering its 10th year, the iCARE Fashion Show has grown to become one of the most popular fashion shows in the North West.The upcoming show will support the services of over 100 young people in Inishowen with autism, along with vital respite and aid for their families. iCARE Fashion ShowThis glamorous fashion show will showcase all the latest fashion trends in the build up to Christmas. The main sponsors of the night are L’Oreal, who have generously donated products for all attendees. Local mum-of-three Arlene (AKA girlyinspocorner) has organised the show, and as a parent to a child with autism and diabetes, this is a cause very close to her [email protected] recently hosted a charity ball with great success, this is their second event this year and Arlene said they are delighted to be working with a diverse range of stores and designers.“It’s hard to believe that our first fashion show took place in 2007, it’s always such a great night for everyone who attends,” Arlene said.iCARE and Sonas Youth Club is an independent charity which relies on the generous support of local people and businesses to keep their doors open.“Without the ongoing support of our local community, we simply couldn’t support over 100 families affected by Autism in our community through the services that we do.“That’s why it’s so important that we fundraise to keep this vital service going, and offer children and young people with Autism opportunities to participate in our community,” Arlene said.iCARE Fashion ShowA lot of hard work has been put into this event and the organising team are excited to have new stores/designers taking part this year. The night includes goodie bags for all attendees and a best dressed lady competition.So why not come along and enjoy the fun, while getting some inspiration for A/W 2017 trends.Tickets are only €10, now on sale from Macs Newsagents, The Inishowen Gateway Hotel, iCARE Centre and Simpsons Supermarket, Carndonagh.Fabulous fashion show for autism to celebrate 10th year was last modified: November 2nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:autismfashion showiCAREsonas