The Argentine squeezed the ball home in a crowded box for his first and then later set up Gerard Pique for Barca’s second from a free-kick.
There were discussions whether the free-kick routine was rehearsed beforehand but the 31-year-old was quick to dismiss these claims.
“It is a lie that it was rehearsed,” a talkative Messi told Movistar Liga de Campeones.
“The shot went badly and [Pique] was passing through.”
With his 106th goal in the Champions League, Messi became the top goalscorer for a single club in the competition and was pleased to be the bearer of such a record.
“I am very happy with that statistic,” said Messi. “I’m also happy with the result that we achieved.”
Barcelona next host Tottenham on December 11 in their final group match. The result won’t make any difference to Barca’s campaign but Spurs need a win to qualify.
Lionel Messi may have won innumerable individual and team trophies throughout his glorious career but the Argentine craves for more success.
At the start of the season, the five-time Balon D’or winner spoke about Barcelona’s objectives for the season and mentioned that the team will go all out in the Champions League.
“My main goal is to keep growing and not to be content with what I’ve done, won or achieved,” he said at a promotional event for Unisports and Adidas.
“I want to get better each day and complete more objectives and win more titles.
“I consider myself very competitive. I like to win everything and don’t like to lose at all.”
The forward – who recently won the Pichichi award for being the top goalscorer in La Liga last season – spoke about how he’s getting accustomed to a deeper role and prefers pulling the strings from behind.
“I see myself more so as a player who controls matches, who participates a lot with the ball and who makes the play go more than I see myself as a goalscorer,” he said.
Lionel Messi will be sporting a brand new pair of boots for Barcelona’s next game.
The Catalans face a tough away trip to the Wanda Metropolitano where they will take on Atletico Madrid after the international break.
Messi has revealed a new pair of blue and red adidas Nemeziz boots with a yellow trim that he will don for the La Liga fixture.
A tally of nine goals makes the Argentine the leading scorer in the league along with team-mate Luis Suarez who has played two games more.
Both will be looking to continue their form against Los Rojiblancos.