Since 2007/08, Messi has only failed to score in the Last 16 in 2014/15
Despite FC Barcelona falling to a tough defeat against PSG (1-4), Lionel Messi was on target from the penalty spot to continue his excellent Champions League goal tally. The Argentine has scored 28 goals in the Last 16 stage of the competition -a Champions League record. He has reached that number in 31 games.
In addition, since 2007/08, Messi has always scored at least once in the Last 16, with the exception of the 2014/15 campaign.
In total, the Barça captain has 119 goals in 148 Champions League appearances, and has found the net 4 times in 5 European games this season.
Another goal against PSG
This is not the first time that Messi has scored against PSG in the Last 16. In 2016/17, in the famous comeback victory against the French team, he contributed to the rout at the Camp Nou.
In the Last 16, he has scored a brace against Arsenal (2010/11), five goals against Bayer Leverkusen (2011/12) and another double against AC Milan (2012/13). Most recently, he scored twice in the same game against Chelsea (2017/18) and Olympique Lyonnais (2018/19).