A Japanese TV show created a soccer goalkeeper robot that reacts at the speed of light, apparently making it all but impossible to score.
After several top Japanese players were stymied by the machine, Argentinian soccer legend Lionel Messi accepted the challenge. (No word on how much he was paid to show up...)
The FC Barcelona star was given four shots. He missed the first two, but netted the last two. No robots were harmed during the filming of this video.
Final score 2-2 Messi vs. Robot here is the video of the TV show, with plenty of Japanese chatter in between:
First shot at 00:50 expand=1]
Second shot 03:00 expand=1]
Third shot 06:00 expand=1]
Fourth shot 09:40 expand=1]
Here is the complete video:
Video: John Henry (YouTube expand=1])