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Champions League round of 16 records: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the way

Who has played the most round of 16 games and scored the most goals? Which are the most successful clubs?

Lionel Messi is the record scorer in the round of 16
Lionel Messi is the record scorer in the round of 16 Getty Images

UEFA.com keeps track of all the UEFA Champions League round of 16 record holders.

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Players

Most appearances

Watch all Cristiano Ronaldo's round of 16 goals
Watch all Cristiano Ronaldo's round of 16 goals

33 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
31 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
27 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
25 Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
24 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
23 Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain)
23 Zlatan Ibrahimović (Juventus, Internazionale Milano, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain)
23 Arjen Robben (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern München)
23 Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)

Most goals

28 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
13 Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund, Bayern München)
12 Thomas Müller (Bayern München)
10 Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid) 

Most goals in a game

5 Lionel Messi (Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen, 07/03/12)
4 Mario Gomez (Bayern München vs Basel, 13/03/12)
4 Josip Iličić (Atalanta vs Valencia, 10/03/20)
3 Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon vs Werder Bremen, 08/03/05)
3 Adriano (Internazionale Milano vs Porto, 15/03/05)
3 Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal vs Porto, 09/03/10)
3 Robin van Persie (Manchester United vs Olympiacos, 19/03/14)
3 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund vs Benfica, 08/03/17)
3 Sadio Mané (Liverpool vs Porto, 14/02/18)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus vs Atlético Madrid, 12/03/19)
3 Kylian Mbappé (Paris vs Barcelona, 16/02/21)

(player's team listed first even if away)

Most goals in a tie

Lionel Messi enjoys one of his six goals against Leverkusen in 2012
Lionel Messi enjoys one of his six goals against Leverkusen in 2012©AFP/Getty Images

6 Lionel Messi (Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen, 2011/12)
5 Josip Iličić (Atalanta vs Valencia, 2019/20)
4 Mario Gomez (Bayern München vs Basel, 2011/12)
4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid vs Schalke, 2013/14)
4 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United vs AC Milan, 2009/10)
4 Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon vs Werder Bremen, 2004/05)

Clubs

Most appearances (inc 2020/21, max 18)

18 Real Madrid
17 Barcelona
17 Bayern München
15 Chelsea
14 Arsenal
12 Juventus
12 Porto
11 Manchester United
11 Lyon
10 AC Milan

Most appearances by leagues (inc 2020/21)

Watch all of Lewandowski's round of 16 goals
Watch all of Lewandowski's round of 16 goals

62 England
58
Spain
44
Italy
43
Germany
28
France

Most different clubs represented (incl 2020/21)

10 Spain
9
Germany
7
England
7
Italy
6
France

Most aggregate wins

14 Barcelona
12 Bayern München
9 Real Madrid
8 Chelsea
7 Juventus
7 Manchester United
6 Liverpool
5 Arsenal
5 AC Milan
5 Atlético Madrid
5 Lyon
5 Paris Saint-Germain

Most aggregate losses

Arsenal have lost a record nine round of 16 ties
Arsenal have lost a record nine round of 16 ties©Getty Images

9 Arsenal
8 Porto
8 Real Madrid
6 Chelsea
6
Lyon
5 AC Milan
5 Bayern München
5 Juventus
5
Manchester United
4 Bayer Leverkusen
4 Internazionale Milano

Most wins (match)

21 Barcelona
18 Bayern München
17 Real Madrid
11 Arsenal
11 Juventus
10 Liverpool
9 Chelsea
9 Lyon
9 Manchester United
9 Paris Saint-Germain

Most defeats (match)

13 Arsenal
12 Real Madrid
10 Chelsea
9
Bayern München
9 Juventus
9
Porto
8 AC Milan
8 Bayer Leverkusen
7 Borussia Dortmund
7 Lyon
7
Manchester United
7 Roma
7 Schalke

Most goals scored

Bayern average 2.53 goals per game in the round of 16
Bayern average 2.53 goals per game in the round of 16©Getty Images

85 Bayern München
74 Barcelona
57 Real Madrid
36 Chelsea
35 Juventus
34 Arsenal
33 Paris Saint-Germain
32 Manchester City
28 Liverpool
28 Lyon
26
Manchester United

Most goals conceded

43 Real Madrid
42
Arsenal
38 Barcelona
38
Bayern München
37 Chelsea
33 Porto
31
Schalke

Biggest win (match)

7-0 Bayern München v Basel (13/03/12)
7-0 Bayern München v Shakhtar Donetsk (11/03/15)
7-0 Manchester City v Schalke (12/03/19)
7-1 Bayern München v Sporting CP (10/03/09)
7-1 Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen (07/03/12)

Biggest win (aggregate)

Bayern beat Sporting 12-1 on aggregate in 2009
Bayern beat Sporting 12-1 on aggregate in 2009AFP via Getty Images

12-1 Bayern München v Sporting CP (5-0, 7-1) 2008/09
10-2 Lyon v Werder Bremen (3-0, 7-2) 2004/05
10-2 Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen (3-1, 7-1) 2011/12
10-2 Bayern München v Arsenal (5-1, 5-1) 2016/17
10-2 Manchester City v Schalke (3-2, 7-0) 2018/19

Most goals in a tie

13 Bayern München 12-1 Sporting CP (2008/09)
12 Lyon 10-2 Werder Bremen (2004/05)
12 Barcelona 10-2 Bayer Leverkusen (2011/12)
12 Bayern München 10-2 Arsenal (2016/17)
12 Monaco 6-6 Manchester City (2016/17)
12 Manchester City 10-2 Schalke (2018/19)
12 Atalanta 8-4 Valencia (2019/20)

Miscellaneous

Biggest first-leg deficits recovered

0-4 Barcelona 6-1 Paris Saint-Germain (h, 2016/17)

Fastest red card

Kucher: recipient of the competition's quickest dismissal
Kucher: recipient of the competition's quickest dismissal©Getty Images

3:59 Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar v Bayern) 11/03/2015

Ties decided in extra time

Juventus 0-1 2-0 Real Madrid (2-1 agg) 2004/05
AC Milan 0-0 1-0 Celtic (1-0 agg) 2006/07
Chelsea 1-3 4-1 Napoli (5-4 agg) 2011/12
Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 2-2 Chelsea (3-3 agg, away goals) 2014/15
Bayern 2-2 4-2 Juventus (6-4 agg) 2015/16
Porto 1-2 3-1 Roma (4-3 agg) 2018/19
Atlético 1-0 3-2 Liverpool (4-2 agg) 2019/20

Ties decided by penalty shoot-out

Fenerbahçe 3-2 Sevilla (5-5 agg) 2007/08
Schalke 4-1 Porto (1-1 agg) 2007/08
Arsenal 7-6 Roma (1-1 agg) 2008/09
APOEL 4-3 Lyon (1-1 agg) 2011/12
Atlético Madrid 3-2 Bayer Leverkusen (1-1 agg) 2014/15
Atlético Madrid 8-7 PSV Eindhoven (0-0 agg) 2015/16