Messi equals Ronaldo's Champions League record with PSG penalty

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The Argentine has now hit 11 from the spot in Europe's premier club ompetition, the same number as the Real Madrid superstar

Lionel Messi's penalty against Paris Saint-Germain saw him equal Cristiano Ronaldo as the Champions League's most potent player from the spot. 

Chasing an incredible four-goal comeback in Camp Nou, Barcelona were 2-0 up when Neymar was brought down in the area. 

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After consulting with the official behind the goal, referee Deniz Aytekin eventually gave the spot-kick in the Catalans' favour, and Messi made no mistake in drilling home to Kevin Trapp's right-hand side. 

And in doing so, the Argentine drew level with his eternal Real Madrid rival in Champions League spot-kicks. 

Messi has now scored 11 times from 12 yards in the European competition, the highest of any player in competition history alongside Ronaldo. 

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In converting against PSG, he also marked his 37th knockout goal - a figure that puts him behind only Ronaldo.

The goal put Barcelona 3-0 ahead, although Edinson Cavani pulled one back to necessitate at least three more home goals for the Catalans to go through.

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