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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

34 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus)
32 Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
27 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid, Porto)
25 Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)
25 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
24 Karim Benzema (Lyon, 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 Pepe (Porto, Real Madrid, Beşiktaş)
23 Arjen Robben (Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern)

Most goals

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

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 (Man. 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)

(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 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 (inc 2020/21, max 18)

18 Real Madrid
17 Barcelona
17 Bayern
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
13 Bayern
10 Real Madrid
9 Chelsea
7 Juventus
7 Liverpool
7
Manchester United
6 Paris Saint-Germain
5 Arsenal
5 AC Milan
5 Atlético de Madrid
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
6 Chelsea
6 Juventus
6
Lyon
5 AC Milan
5 Bayern
5
Manchester United
4 Leverkusen
4 Inter
4 Sevilla

Most wins (match)

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

Most defeats (match)

13 Arsenal
12 Real Madrid
10 Chelsea
10 Porto
9
Bayern
9 Juventus
8 AC Milan
8 Leverkusen
7 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

87 Bayern
75 Barcelona
60 Real Madrid
38 Chelsea
38 Juventus
34 Arsenal
34 Manchester City
34 Paris Saint-Germain
30 Liverpool
28 Lyon
26
Manchester United

Most goals conceded

44 Real Madrid
42
Arsenal
39 Barcelona
39
Bayern
37 Chelsea
33 Porto
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)

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 competition's quickest dismissal
Kucher: recipient of the competition'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 Sevilla (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 de Madrid 3-2 Leverkusen (1-1 agg) 2014/15
Atlético de Madrid 8-7 PSV Eindhoven (0-0 agg) 2015/16