Lionel Messi vs Robotic Goalkeeper

LIONEL MESSI had a penalty saved by a ROBOT as Paris Saint-Germain visited Qatar this week

The Argentine joined his team-mates on a trip to the Middle East as the Ligue 1 season winds towards a close.

Lionel Messi stepped up to take a spot kickCredit: Instagram
The Argentine was thwarted by a robotCredit: Instagram

Messi and Co were taken to the Olympic and Sports Museum in Doha for a day of activities.

Decked in PSG gear, the 34-year-old was challenged to beat a robot goalkeeper from the penalty spot.

He attempted to place the ball into the top right corner, but his shot was no match for the lightning reflexes of robo-goalie.

Messi didn’t seem too bothered by his miss, laughing it off as his peers watched on.

The former Barcelona ace has had to shrug off more heartbreaking misses this season, particularly in the Champions League.

He missed from 12 yards against Real Madrid earlier this season, with PSG going on to crash out of the competition at the hands of Messi’s old foes.

After his latest botched penalty in Qatar, fans couldn’t help but mock the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

One troll wrote: “Messi is missing pens against robots now 😭😭😭 Nah he’s truly finished”

Another commented: “Tears he really can’t score pens 😭😭”

A third added: “He misses at crucial moments so its no surprise 😕”

Messi netted 11 goals and laid on 13 assists in his debut campaign at PSG.

He scored less frequently than previous years, but did manage to help his side with the Ligue 1 title.

Folllowing PSG’s Champions League exit in March, Messi and Neymar were both loudly jeered by their own supporters.


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