Video: Lionel Messi v Japanese robot goalkeeper

Lionel Messi takes on robot goalkeeper in penalty shootout for Japanese TV

Mark Bollons
Published 04/08/2013 10:03 by Mark Bollons, read by 60,988 people.

Lionel Messi might be the greatest footballer in the world, but the Barcelona superstar met his match on the pitch in the shape of a robot-controlled goalkeeper.

The Argentine forward went head-to-head with a rather fierce-looking cardboard cutout, and was thwarted twice in succession by the incredible reactions of the Japanese creation - firstly low to the left and then secondly high to the right.

Messi did get his revenge however, smashing home his third effort before firing in a stunning extra spot-kick at 132 KM/H.

It’s one of those things that has to be seen to be believed. So, without further ado, check out the amazing video below & let us know if you think you could score past the robot stopper…

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