Video: Lionel Messi takes on robot goalkeeper in penalty shootout

Barcelona star Lionel Messi takes on a Japanese robotic goalkeeper during a penalty shootout.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi took on a penalty shootout with a difference for a TV channel in Japan.

The FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, who has netted 57 goals so far this season, was asked to go up against a robotic goalkeeper in a bid to prove his shooting prowess.

The 25-year-old was given three chances to find the back of the net while spectators watched on from a studio.

Watch Messi's penalty shootout below:

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