No record as Messi departs injured
Messi has scored 84 goals in matches so far this year, one short of the record set by German player Gerd Mueller in 1972.
But the 25-year-old was unable to convert any of his chances and then went down injured in the 85th minute of the 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp.
Messi collided with Benfica goalkeeper Artur in the penalty box, but rode the initial challenge to fire off a looping shot before slumping to the floor.
He received treatment on the pitch before being carted off.
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