Lionel Messi scored his 100th Champions League goal as Barcelona defeated Chelsea 3-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament at Camp Nou.
Messi’s early goal had put the Argentina forward on 99 Champions League goals, and he reached the landmark with his second goal 17 minutes after the restart as he again beat Courtois from a tight angle to put the tie all but beyond Chelsea.
He had already put Barcelona ahead after just three minutes, beating Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at his near post with Ousmane Dembele adding the second on 20 minutes after being set up by Messi.
Barcelona join Real Madrid, Sevilla, Manchester City, Liverpool, Juventus, Roma and Bayern Munich in Friday’s quarter-final draw.
According to Opta, Messi reached 100 Champions League goals in just 123 appearances, which is 14 games 14 than it perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo (137 matches).