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‘Messi can’t score against a movie director!’ - Argentina superstar’s woeful penalty record continues

16:01 BST 16/06/2018
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The Barcelona talisman was unable to beat Iceland's goalkeeper from 12 yards, as his side were held to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener

Lionel Messi may be one of the best footballers to ever lace up a pair of boots, but his woeful penalty record continued in Argentina 's clash with Iceland.

The Barcelona superstar stepped up after Sergio Aguero was fouled in the penalty area, with the scores locked level at 1-1.

However, Messi's penalty was poor, with Hannes por Halldorsson able to palm his effort away.

And, naturally, that led to something resembling a social media meltdown, with many quick to point out that Messi's eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, scored from 12 yards in Portugal's pulsating 3-3 draw with Spain on Friday.








Messi and his Argentina team-mates could not breach the Icelandic defensive wall for the remainder of the game, either, and were forced to settle for a point from their opening game of the tournament.