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Updated On Dec 23, 2012 03:41 PM IST
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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi has been hailed as 'gigantic' and 'incredible' by football legend Gerd Muller after the Barcelona star broke his record for the most goals in a calendar year as Messi netted his 91th goals of an incredible 2012 at Real Valladolid while their arch-rivals Real Madrid slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Malaga. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 23, 2012 03:41 PM IST

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi has been hailed as 'gigantic' and 'incredible' by football legend Gerd Muller after the Barcelona star broke his record for the most goals in a calendar year as Messi netted his 91th goals of an incredible 2012 at Real Valladolid while their arch-rivals Real Madrid slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Malaga. AFP Photo

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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the 3rd India-England cricket test match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Wednesday. He announced his retirement from ODI on Sunday. PTI Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his half century on Day 1 of the 3rd India-England cricket test match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Wednesday. He announced his retirement from ODI on Sunday. PTI Photo

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Sebastian Vettel made history as the youngest ever triple-world champion after a sixth place finish in a wild season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix 2012. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sebastian Vettel made history as the youngest ever triple-world champion after a sixth place finish in a wild season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix 2012. AFP Photo

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Michael Phelps of the US holds his trophy awarded to him by FINA honouring him as the most decorated Olympian of all time, after winning the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. Reuters Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Michael Phelps of the US holds his trophy awarded to him by FINA honouring him as the most decorated Olympian of all time, after winning the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre. Reuters Photo

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Saina Nehwal her bronze medal. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Saina Nehwal her bronze medal.

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Manchester United's Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard (L) saves a shot from Manchester City's Argentinian forward Sergio Aguero during the FA Cup third round football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on January 8, 2012. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Manchester United's Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard (L) saves a shot from Manchester City's Argentinian forward Sergio Aguero during the FA Cup third round football match between Manchester City and Manchester United at The Etihad stadium in Manchester, north-west England on January 8, 2012. AFP Photo

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Participants compete during the Nordic Transjurassienne skiing race on February 12, 2012 in Lamoura, eastern France. Aliaksei Ivanou of Belarus won the event. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Participants compete during the Nordic Transjurassienne skiing race on February 12, 2012 in Lamoura, eastern France. Aliaksei Ivanou of Belarus won the event. AFP Photo

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Spanish players celebrate after winning the Euro 2012 football championships final match Spain vs Italy on July 1, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Spanish players celebrate after winning the Euro 2012 football championships final match Spain vs Italy on July 1, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. AFP Photo

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Jamaica's Yohan Blake celebrates after winning the men's 100m at the Diamond League Athletics meeting "Weltklasse" on August 30, 2012 in Zurich. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jamaica's Yohan Blake celebrates after winning the men's 100m at the Diamond League Athletics meeting "Weltklasse" on August 30, 2012 in Zurich. AFP Photo

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US player Serena Williams celebrates with the trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish after her women's singles final victory over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on day 12 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2012. Serena Williams won the match 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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US player Serena Williams celebrates with the trophy, the Venus Rosewater Dish after her women's singles final victory over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on day 12 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 7, 2012. Serena Williams won the match 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. AFP Photo

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Rafael Nadal celebrates with his sister his staff members and his family after winning against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rafael Nadal celebrates with his sister his staff members and his family after winning against Serbia's Novak Djokovic their Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 11, 2012 in Paris. AFP Photo

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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after winning over Italy's Sara Errani during their Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 9, 2012 in Paris. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after winning over Italy's Sara Errani during their Women's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on June 9, 2012 in Paris. AFP Photo

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Jockeys compete in the Dubai Kahayla Classic horse race at the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race with a prize money of 10 million US dollars, in the Gulf emirate on March 31, 2012. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jockeys compete in the Dubai Kahayla Classic horse race at the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race with a prize money of 10 million US dollars, in the Gulf emirate on March 31, 2012. AFP Photo

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Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in London, on March 10, 2012. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in London, on March 10, 2012. AFP Photo

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after victory in his men's singles final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on the twelfth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne early January 30, 2012. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after victory in his men's singles final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on the twelfth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne early January 30, 2012. AFP Photo

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Venezuela's Jesus Aguilar raises his wheelchair after crashing just before the finish line during the men's 800m T53 round 1 during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 4, 2012. AFP Photo View Photos in a new improved layout
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Venezuela's Jesus Aguilar raises his wheelchair after crashing just before the finish line during the men's 800m T53 round 1 during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 4, 2012. AFP Photo

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