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Lionel Messi gets beat by robot goalkeeper (VIDEO)

Lionel Messi may seem like a machine on the soccer pitch but when it comes to facing Japanese technology, the world's greatest soccer player is merely human. The Barcelona striker has been nearly unstoppable this season — as his 57 goals will attest — but Japanese computer geeks have come up with a goalkeeping robot that can apparently stop Messi in his tracks. Messi took...

Lionel Messi Meets Match, Ties Robotic Goalkeeper in Penalty Shootout (Video)

Lionel Messi has broken many records by scoring an obscene number of goals against the world’s best players. One Japanese television show found a way to stop him. In a segment recently broadcast on Japanese television, the soccer superstar faced off against a remote-controlled robotic goalkeeper. Although the robo-’keeper might look silly, its blazing speed is nothing to joke...

Messi could face PSG; Becks to start

With or without Lionel Messi on the field, Barcelona is already playing games with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. Messi picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-2 draw last week in the first leg , and the Argentina midfielder missed Saturday's 5-0 win over Mallorca in the Spanish league. But Messi showed up for training...

Barcelona's Messi cleared to play vs. PSG

Barcelona says forward Lionel Messi has been cleared to play Wednesday's Champions game against Paris Saint-Germain after injury, but that he will start on the bench. Messi hurt his right hamstring after scoring for Barcelona in its 2-2 first-leg draw in Paris last week. He missed Saturday's Spanish league game and was a doubt for the second-leg quarterfinal. Barcelona...

Messi was last resort, says Roura

Jordi Roura revealed that Barcelona had only wanted to use Lionel Messi "if things started to go wrong" after he came on and changed the game against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday. Messi was not deemed fit enough to start at Camp Nou after suffering a hamstring injury in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final last week. But he was brought on in the...

Messi answers call as Barca advances

Lionel Messi played less than 30 minutes of Barcelona's Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, but helped his side earn a 1-1 draw and squeak through to the semifinal round. After a week of rumor and speculation about the seriousness of the thigh injury picked up while scoring in last week's 2-2 first leg in Paris...

Barca Survives Scare With PSG, Joins UCL Semis

((HT: UEFA/Fox Soccer)) The question the HQ asks is somewhat rhetorical... Just how influential a player is Lionel Messi for Barcelona...??? Answer... a whole freaking lot... Barca looked somewhat skittish in their home half of their quarterfinal against PSG. Messi didn't start because of temporary gimpiness and the lack of offense showed as the visitors took advantage...

Messi still a question for 2nd leg against PSG

With or without Lionel Messi on the field, Barcelona is already playing games with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday. Messi picked up a hamstring injury in the 2-2 draw last week in the first leg, and the Argentina midfielder missed Saturday's 5-0 win over Mallorca in the Spanish league. But Messi showed up for training...

Barcelona KO's Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi came off the bench to help Barcelona come from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and reach the Champions League semifinals for the sixth year in a row. Barcelona advanced on the away goals rule after its 2-2 draw in Paris last week meant the contest finished 3-3 on aggregate. Messi, who had injured his hamstring a week earlier, was only...

Rangers edge past Linfield

Gerard Pique admitted Lionel Messi is a player who can 'change everything' after he stepped off the bench to help Barcelona reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The Spanish side were heading out of the competition as they trailed Paris Saint Germain 3-2 on aggregate following Javier Pastore's 50th minute strike when Messi, who suffered a hamstring injury in the...

Ally thankful for Linfield help

Gerard Pique admitted Lionel Messi is a player who can 'change everything' after he stepped off the bench to help Barcelona reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The Spanish side were heading out of the competition as they trailed Paris Saint Germain 3-2 on aggregate following Javier Pastore's 50th minute strike when Messi, who suffered a hamstring injury in the...
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