When Barcelona stormed into the last 8 of UEFA Champions League 2015/16 at the expense of Arsenal last night, that victory capped yet another record for Lionel Messi.
The Argentine maestro scored a well time chip over a hapless Ospina in a game where all three of the renowned MSN (Messi, Suarez, Neymar) found the back of the net in a stunning manner.
As a result, Barcelona thrashed Arsenal with a 5-1 aggregate in a fixture which produced very little joy for Arsene Wenger and his men.
Now after scoring Barcelona’s 3rd against Arsenal on Wednesday, Lionel Messi has scored 9 goals against the Gunners in this particular competition.
This means the Barcelona superstar has now bagged more goals against a single opponent than any other player in the history of the Champions League.
So when Arsenal were hoping that the signing of Petr Cech will change their fortunes against Lionel Messi, the Argentine attacker has laid all such hopes to bed by scoring twice over the two legs.
After scoring from a penalty in the first leg at the Emirates, Messi extended his goal scoring run against Arsenal to 9 by scoring yet another goal at the Nou Camp.