Lionel Messi has never scored against Chelsea, but he is on search of his 100th goal in the Champions League.
97 goals in Europe so far during his exemplary career, Messi needs just three goals to reach a remarkable landmark but should he wish to do it on Tuesday evening – then the Argentine will have to score against Chelsea, something he has never done.
In eight meetings between the two, which Messi has featuered in, he has failed to find the back of the net, with the closest chance coming in 2012 during the Champions League semi-final, when he hit the crossbar from the penalty spot, costing Barca a place in the final that year.
Messi, who has scored against almost every big European side has played against the Blues the most in European competition, making Tuesday’s game even more mouth watering that it already is.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not one to back down from a challenge, having reached almost every accolade in European football with Barcelona.
Barca approach the game in superb form, having lost one game in all competitions this term, to Espanyol in the Copa del Rey, whilst Chelsea’s form has improved over the last couple of weeks.