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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?

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United against Lyon in the last 16 in 2008
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United against Lyon in the last 16 in 2008 Getty Images

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

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Players

Most appearances

All of Cristiano Ronaldo's round of 16 goals

36 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
34 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
27 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
26 Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
25 Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
25 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
23 David Alaba (Bayern, Real Madrid)
23 Dani Alves (Sevilla, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain)
23 Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
23
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Juventus, Inter, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain)
23 Thomas Müller (Bayern)
23
Pepe (Porto, Real Madrid, Beşiktaş)
23 Arjen Robben (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern)

Most goals

Every Lionel Messi Champions League goal

29 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
17 Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund, Bayern)
14 Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid)
14
Thomas Müller (Bayern) 

Most goals in a game

5 Lionel Messi (Barcelona vs Leverkusen, 07/03/12)
4 Mario Gomez (Bayern vs Basel, 13/03/12)
4 Josip Iličić (Atalanta vs Valencia, 10/03/20)
3 Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon vs Bremen, 08/03/05)
3 Adriano (Inter 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 (Dortmund vs Benfica, 08/03/17)
3 Sadio Mané (Liverpool vs Porto, 14/02/18)
3 Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus vs Atlético de Madrid, 12/03/19)
3 Kylian Mbappé (Paris vs Barcelona, 16/02/21)
3 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern vs Salzburg, 08/03/2022)
3 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain, 09/03/2022)

(player's team listed first even if away)

Most goals in a tie

Messi, Hulk, Tévez and more: Great round of 16 goals

6 Lionel Messi (Barcelona vs Leverkusen, 2011/12)
5 Josip Iličić (Atalanta vs Valencia, 2019/20)
4 Erling Haaland (Dortmund vs Sevilla, 2020/21)
4 Mario Gomez (Bayern vs Basel, 2011/12)
4 Kylian Mbappé (Paris vs Barcelona, 2020/21)
4
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid vs Schalke, 2013/14)
4 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United vs AC Milan, 2009/10)
4 Sylvain Wiltord (Lyon vs Bremen, 2004/05)

Clubs

Most appearances (including 2021/22, max 19)

19 Real Madrid
18 Bayern
17 Barcelona
17 Chelsea
14 Arsenal
14 Juventus
12 Manchester United
12 Porto
11 Lyon

Most appearances by leagues (including 2021/22)

Watch all of Lewandowski's round of 16 goals

67 England
62
Spain
47
Italy
44
Germany
31
France

Most different clubs represented (including 2021/22)

10 Spain
9
Germany
7
England
7
Italy
6
France

Most aggregate wins

14 Barcelona
14 Bayern
11 Real Madrid
10 Chelsea
8 Liverpool7 Juventus
7 Manchester United
6 Atlético de Madrid 6 Paris Saint-Germain
5 Arsenal
5 AC Milan
5 Lyon
5 Manchester City

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
7 Juventus6 Chelsea
6 Lyon
6 Manchester United
5 AC Milan
5 Bayern
5 Inter4 Leverkusen
4 Paris Saint-Germain
4 Sevilla

Most wins (match)

21 Barcelona
20 Bayern
19 Real Madrid
12 Chelsea
12 Juventus
12 Liverpool
11 Arsenal
10 Manchester City
10 Paris Saint-Germain
9 Lyon
9
Manchester United

Most defeats (match)

13 Arsenal
13 Real Madrid
10 Chelsea
10 Juventus
10 Porto
9
Bayern
8 AC Milan
8 Leverkusen
8 Manchester United
7 Dortmund
7 Lyon
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

95 Bayern
75 Barcelona
63 Real Madrid42 Chelsea
39
Manchester City
39 Juventus
36 Paris Saint-Germain
34 Arsenal
32 Liverpool
28 Lyon
27
Manchester United
26 Porto

Most goals conceded

46 Real Madrid
42
Arsenal
41 Bayern
39
Barcelona
37 Chelsea
36 Porto
32 Juventus
31
Schalke

Biggest win (match)

7-0 Bayern vs Basel (13/03/12)
7-0 Bayern vs Shakhtar (11/03/15)
7-0 Manchester City vs Schalke (12/03/19)
7-1 Bayern vs Sporting CP (10/03/09)
7-1 Barcelona vs Leverkusen (07/03/12)
7-1 Bayern v Salzburg (08/03/22)

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

Most goals in a tie

13 Bayern 12-1 Sporting CP (2008/09)
12 Lyon 10-2 Bremen (2004/05)
12 Barcelona 10-2 Leverkusen (2011/12)
12 Bayern 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 round of 16's quickest dismissal
Kucher: recipient of the round of 16's quickest dismissal©Getty Images

3:59 Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar vs 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
Juventus 1-2 3-2 Porto (4-4 agg, away goals) 2020/21

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 3-2 Leverkusen (1-1 agg) 2014/15
Atlético 8-7 PSV Eindhoven (0-0 agg) 2015/16