Lionel Messi will be hoping to continue his incredible record against English teams with another goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s clash with Manchester City on Wednesday evening.
The Argentine notched his first goal for PSG when the two sides met in the reverse fixture back in September in the Champions League.
Although Messi has never played in the Premier League, he boasts a phenomenal record against England’s elite from his time at Barcelona.
Here, talkSPORT.com takes a look at the 33-year-old’s stats against the traditional ‘Big Six’…
It took the Argentina star until his ninth meeting with the Blues before he got his name on the scoresheet as the two teams shared some momentous Champions League battles.
He was shut out in the last 16 in 2005-06 – playing just 24 minutes in the second leg – the following season’s two group games and the semi-finals in 2009 and 2012.
He finally broke his duck last season after Andreas Christensen’s error in a 1-1 draw in the last 16 before scoring twice in a 3-0 win in the return leg.
Messi’s greatest individual night against English opposition came in April 2010 when he staved off a quarter-final upset with a stunning four-goal burst against Arsene Wenger’s Gunners.
His second-leg brace in the following season’s last-16 clash had a similar effect as Barca won 4-3 on aggregate, while he scored three of their goals in a 5-1 aggregate success at the same stage in 2016.
A hat-trick in October 2016’s 4-0 win in Group C, on Pep Guardiola’s return to the Nou Camp, boosted Messi’s record against City.
He also scored in the return fixture the following month, having previously found the net in both legs of Barca’s 4-1 aggregate win in the last 16 in the 2013-14 competition.
It took Messi almost three months to score his first Ligue 1 goal for PSG but he notched in the Champions League just weeks after making his debut.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner took great delight in adding to his perfect record of a goal every game against City by bagging in a 2-0 win back in September.
Prior to his two goals in this month’s quarter-final second leg, Messi had scored only twice in five appearances against the Red Devils.
Those goals, however, both came in finals – a header in 2009 and a superb 20-yard effort in 2011 – as he saved his best for the big occasion. The latter was his first goal on English soil.
Messi had to wait until the 2018/19 season to finally come up against Spurs, who were then drawn in Group B alongside Barca.
He marked the occasion with a brace in his side’s 4-2 win at Wembley, before playing just 28 minutes of the home fixture.
A 19-year-old Messi faced Liverpool twice in the 2006/07 Champions League campaign and failed to find the net in either game.
He played the full duration of both games but was kept at bay as Liverpool won 2-1 at the Nou Camp and progressed on away goals after a 1-0 loss at home.
The Argentine had to wait another 12 years for his chance to score against the Reds, and boy did he take it with a stunning free-kick in a 3-0 win in 2019.
However, Messi drew a blank in the reverse fixture at Anfield with Alisson pulling off a great save from his low second-half effort.
And the Argentina captain could only watch in horror as Liverpool completed a memorable 4-0 comeback and went on to win the Champions League that season.