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Lionel Messi tried and failed to 'do a Robbie Keane' against City last night

It was a mixed evening in general in the Champions League for the Barcelona superstar.

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WHATEVER ROBBIE KEANE can do, Lionel Messi can’t do better?

The Barcelona superstar tried the move made famous by the Irish international, hiding behind goalkeeper Joe Hart in the hope that he would absent-mindedly drop the ball, in last night’s first-leg Champions League encounter.

However unlike Andy Marriott, Joe Hart noticed the striker looming behind him and didn’t make the same mistake.

Of course, Keane himself probably took inspiration from the true innovator of the move, Dion Dublin (see below), who once left then-Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given rather red-faced.

Cue: lots of jokes about how Given is the only Irishman who doesn’t know where Dublin is.

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