From the San Siro to the Camp Nou. Sandwiched in between the two matches against AC Milan was Leo Messi’s goalless run: three matches in La Liga against Real Madrid, Celta and Espanyol, a total 366 minutes without finding the back of the net. But that’s all behind him now as slotted home a penalty that Neymar won on the 29th minute.
65 goals in the Champions League
Barça’s forward wasn’t satisfied with his first goal and, in the dying minutes of the match, he linked up brilliantly with Cesc to scored his second of the night. He’s netted a total of six goals in this edition of the Champions League (only one behind Ibrahimovic and two behind Cristiano Ronaldo) and in total he has 65 goals throughout his career in the Champions League, only six goals adrift of the all time record set by Raúl (71).
AC Milan are Messi’s favourite opponent in the competition seeing that he's netted eight times against the Rossoneri. In fact, he’s the first player to ever score eight goals against the same team in the whole competition. It’s worth noting that of these eight goals, four of them were scored from the penalty spot.