Much akin to the rest of his team-mates, the Argentine talisman had a match to forget against the French side.
How lamentable was it for Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday? There are many ways to quantify the futility.
There was the conspicuous – the 4-0 scoreline – a result which leaves the Catalan side needing a miracle in the Champions League round-of-16 second leg at Camp Nou in three weeks.
Then there’s this stat for Lionel Messi, who somehow managed to go the entire match without a physical contact in PSG’s box – a first for the season, Check out this picture.
Messi, whose giveaway led to PSG’s second goal of the night, is unlikely to reiterate that feat in the second leg, but can he and his Barca team-mates engender an almighty comeback? We will get the most out on March 8, remotely a fourth night.