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For Once, Messi Misses His Target: Dude, That's Not Your Car!

CLARIN (Argentina)

BARCELONA - For his adoring fans, superstar soccer player Lionel Messi can do no wrong – at least when he is on the pitch. But what about when he’s out of uniform? Watch as the Barcelona FC forward mistakes teammate Thiago Alcântara’s car for his own:

The incident occurred just after a team breakfast Thursday in the Catalonian town of Sant Cugat del Valle, Argentina’s Clarin reports. In Messi’s defense, he and Thiago both own the same make and model of vehicle. It’s unclear which of the two Barça stars bought their car first.

Messi, originally from Rosario, Argentina, is considered by many soccer fans to be the world’s best player -- maybe even one of the greatest in the history of the sport. FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, honored the 25-year-old with the past three Ballon d’Or awards, an annual prize designating the season’s top performer.

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