He has also failed to score in two appearances against Benfica and a solitary game against Udinese in the Champions League group stage. He will get the chance to right that wrong against the Portuguese side, who have been drawn in the same group as PSG and face them next at Parc des Princes.
Arsenal are the team Messi has found most joy against, scoring nine times against the Gunners over the years in the competition, including a stunning four-goal haul back in 2011.
Remarkably, his strike in Israel also ensured he became the first player to score in 18 consecutive Champions League campaigns. But while he remains a long way adrift of Ronaldo’s total tally of 140 goals in the competition with 126, he can close the gap on Ronaldo this season due to the 37-year-old’s participation in the Europa League.