Messi faces toughest foe in UCL

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Barcelona against Chelsea has got everyone's mouths watering in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, but Lionel Messi would probably have preferred a different opponent.

Messi is unquestionably one of the best players of all time, with 525 goals for Barcelona since his debut in 2004.

In that time he has won 29 major trophies with the Catalan giant, including eight LaLiga titles and four UEFA Champions League crowns.

Individual honours have come his way too with five Ballons d'Or and four European Golden Shoe awards.

He will go into the Round of 16 just three short of a century of UEFA Champions League goals, however, scoring against Chelsea is something he has never done in eight attempts.

The Argentine maestro has recorded 29 shots in those meetings with the Premier League club without success, a duck he will hope to break in 2018.