It is now five years since Lionel Messi scored a Champions League quarter-final goal.
The last-eight has become somewhat of a graveyard for the Catalans in recent years, with four eliminations in the past five seasons.
And it has inexplicably been a burden for Messi, too, who has appears free-scoring in other rounds and competitions, but can’t find the back of the net in the quarter-finals.
He endured frustrating nights in both legs, yet netted a hat-trick in between as Barcelona beat Leganes 3-1.
His last goal at this stage was in the first leg 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes in 2013.
To put into context just how long ago that was, Cristiano Ronaldo had yet to win a Ballon d’Or with Real Madrid, and was stuck on the one award from his Manchester United days. He now has five.
Sir Alex Ferguson was still managing, while Arsene Wenger was eight years into his nine-year trophy drought at Arsenal and Los Blancos were still on nine European Cups.
Meanwhile, Chelsea were the reigning European champions, Borussia Dortmund were the Bundesliga holders and PSG were searching for their first Ligue 1 title since 1994.
In 2012-13, Barcelona would go through on away goals after a 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp in the return before being taken apart 7-0 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.
A year later, they were beaten 2-1 in the last-eight by Atletico Madrid, with the Catalan side’s goal coming from Neymar in the 1-1 first leg draw.
They recovered 12 months on when Luis Enrique took over as a Luis Suarez masterclass saw them beat PSG 3-1 away and 2-0 at home.
Neymar netted the others as Barcelona went on to complete the Treble that year.
They were heavy favourites in the following campaign but were again beaten at the quarter-final stage by Atletico, as the Rojiblancoa claimed a 3-2 aggregate victory.
Fernando Torres opened the scoring at the Nou Camp before being sent off and two Suarez goals gave them a lead to take to Madrid.
However, Antoine Griezmann’s double stunned the European champions to hand Diego Simeone’s men a 2-0 win at the Calderon.
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The famous comeback against PSG at the last-16 stage last season saw Barcelona installed as favourites for the Champions League, but they once again fell in the quarter-finals.
A defensive masterclass gave Juventus a 3-0 aggregate victory, as the held on for a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp in the return.
And, for the third season in a row, Barcelona have been knocked out of the last-eight..
Roma completed one of the greatest comebacks of all-time, having lost 4-1 at the Nou Camp before triumphing 3-0 in the return.