Video: Lionel Messi picked by Samsung as captain for advert

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi stars in a Samsung ad as captain.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has joined Samsung's global marketing campaign by featuring in a commercial.

The Argentina international has been picked as the captain of the global technology company's football team in a crucial clash against aliens.

During the advert, Messi is chased down by a number of cars in black-tinted windows while showing off some football skills along the way.

While trying to escape, the 26-year-old gets a helping hand from former German star Franz Beckenbauer.

Watch Messi in the Samsung ad below:

Barcelona's forward Pedro Rodriguez celebrates after scoring during the Spanish La Liga match Real Betis vs FC Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on November 10, 2013
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