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Is Messi’s 21 the football equivalent of DiMaggio’s 56?

Lionel Messi’s 21-match goalscoring streak this La Liga season is the longest seen in domestic football competitions in 75 years (16 matches by Teodor Peterek for Polish side Ruch Chorzów in 1937-38).  Whenever streaks in sport are discussed, it’s inevitable that someone — especially if that someone is American — will mention Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game […]