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Barcelona's Lionel Messi Makes Global Headlines After Breaking Zarra Goal Record

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 24 / 14

LIONEL MESSI ’s record-breaking goals against La Liga side Sevilla dominated the sports pages around the world Sunday. In Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo titled a double-page spread “Always Messi,” adding that “Leo beat ZARRA ’s record and with 253 goals is now the greates...

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