Much like the rest of his team-mates, the Argentine talisman had a match to forget against the French side.
How bad was it for Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday? There are many ways to measure the futility.
There was the obvious - 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.
Shocking Barcelona & Luis Enrique on the brink of disaster
Then there's this stat for Lionel Messi, who somehow managed to go the entire match without a touch in PSG's box – a first for the season.Lionel Messi has failed to register a single touch in the opposite box in a game for the first time this season. Disconnection.
Messi, whose giveaway led to PSG's second goal of the night, is unlikely to repeat that feat in the second leg, but can he and his Barca team-mates produce an almighty comeback? We will find out on March 8.