- Lionel Messi became a hero as he breaks TV Game Show record in an accuracy challenge
- The Barcelona star hit a panel of numbers in just 82 seconds to set a new world record in 2018
- Messi's former teammate Xavi Hernandez believes he would retire at the age of 39
Lionel Messi's accuracy is second to none after using his favourite left-foot to knock down 15 panels in 82 seconds in a Japanese Game Show in 2018.
The Barcelona captain had just 100 seconds to knock the panels that had numbers on them down in the innovative challenge.
A machine fired in balls as Messi made jabs with his left-foot and targeted his efforts at the numbers on the panel.
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And in 30 seconds, half of the panels had already been knocked down before completing the task in 82 seconds.
The Argentine passed the test in flying colors without breaking a sweat just as his calmness on goal wearing the Barcelona shirt.
He made a number of appearances on the Japanese TV game show Honoo-no Taiiku-kai in recent years and was once tasked with firing free-kicks past an inflatable robot.
Messi passed the test despite the massive size of the robot and he put the ball into acute angles with sublime accuracy.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi could continue to play football until he is nearly in his 40s, according to Xavi Hernandez.
The former Barcelona captain has backed his former teammate to continue to perform at the highest level for many years to come.
"He's still got five or seven very good years left in him," Xavi said of Messi during an Instagram chat with Samuel Eto'o.
"He takes good care of himself and he can keep playing until he's 37, 38 or 39. He'll play at the Qatar World Cup, I'm sure."
Legit.ng also reported that Jordan Henderson has insisted that he did not ask for Lionel Messi's shirt after Liverpool's 3-0 loss at Camp Nou because of what he learnt from Roy Keane.
The Reds captain played under the former Man United legend and Sunderland and he disclosed that he learnt never to demand for a player's shirt after a game.
Messi scored a sensational free-kick in Barca's 3-0 win in last season UCL semi final first leg at the Camp Nou.
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