Video: Lionel Messi, Neymar Kick Targets on Japanese Gameshow

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 3, 2014

Lionel Messi might be nearing a return to action, but he's got some way to go if he wants to match teammate Neymar in a televised skills challenge.

Barcelona's Messi and Neymar appeared on a Japanese TV gameshow on New Year's Day, and for their challenge, the superstars were required to kick several targets placed in different locations of a standard goal.

See for yourself in the video clip above. Fair warning: It's 14 minutes long.

You might be surprised to learn that Neymar bested Messi. Or you might not. Messi has, after all, been recovering from an injury these past several weeks.

Hat tip to 101 Great Goals for the find.