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    Watch as embarrassed Lionel Messi has penalty SAVED by ROBOT goalkeeper as PSG visit Olympic Sports Museum in Qatar

    LIONEL MESSI had a penalty saved by a ROBOT as Paris Saint-Germain visited Qatar this week.The Argentine joined his team-mates on a trip to the Middle East as the Ligue 1 season winds towards a close.
    Lionel Messi stepped up to take a spot kickCredit: Instagram
    The Argentine was thwarted by a robotCredit: Instagram
    Messi and Co were taken to the Olympic and Sports Museum in Doha for a day of activities.
    Decked in PSG gear, the 34-year-old was challenged to beat a robot goalkeeper from the penalty spot.
    He attempted to place the ball into the top right corner, but his shot was no match for the lightning reflexes of robo-goalie.
    Messi didn’t seem too bothered by his miss, laughing it off as his peers watched on.
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    The former Barcelona ace has had to shrug off more heartbreaking misses this season, particularly in the Champions League.
    He missed from 12 yards against Real Madrid earlier this season, with PSG going on to crash out of the competition at the hands of Messi’s old foes.
    After his latest botched penalty in Qatar, fans couldn’t help but mock the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.
    One troll wrote: “Messi is missing pens against robots now 😭😭😭 Nah he’s truly finished”
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    Another commented: “Tears he really can’t score pens 😭😭”
    A third added: “He misses at crucial moments so its no surprise 😕”
    Messi netted 11 goals and laid on 13 assists in his debut campaign at PSG.
    He scored less frequently than previous years, but did manage to help his side with the Ligue 1 title.
    Folllowing PSG’s Champions League exit in March, Messi and Neymar were both loudly jeered by their own supporters.
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    Who Rangers can face in Champions League qualifying after Europa heartache and how they can still be seeded above Celtic

    IT was a match with a cool £60m resting on the outcome – but they couldn’t bring the trophy back to Glasgow. But Rangers still have one last chance to claim an estimated £40m bounty from participation in the Champions League group stages next season after their Europa League final heartache – via the more conventional qualification route.
    A gutted Giovanni van Bronckhorst after the penaltiesCredit: Getty
    Van Bronckhorst consoles gutted skipper James TavernierCredit: Getty
    And if they make it past two rounds of competition, they could even end up a pot ABOVE Premiership champions Celtic in the group stages.
    It is Eintracht Frankfurt – and not the Gers – who go straight in among the top eight seeds for next season’s Champions League, not to mention getting the privilege of battling it out with either Real Madrid or Liverpool in the Super Cup final in Helsinki in August.
    While Rangers lick their wounds after that luckless defeat on penalty kicks in Seville, thoughts at Ibrox turn to Saturday’s Scottish Cup final with Hearts – and then the summer qualifiers.
    And the good news for the Gers is that their recent exploits in Europe mean that they will be SEEDED for both the third qualifying round and play-off round.
    That will keep them away from Portuguese giants Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv – should the Ukrainians make it through their second round tie – in the third qualifying round.
    While one more team will be seeded and not every league in Europe is completed, for now the teams they could face in the third qualifying round are Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven, the third placed finisher in France, which is currently Marseille.
    Austrians Sturm Graz and surprise Belgian runners up Union Saint-Gilloise are also definite possibilties, as are last season’s Celtic tormentors Midjytlland, assuming they can make it past the second qualifying round.
    The second placed team in Cyprus, currently APOEL Nicosia, and the second placed side in Turkey , currently Fenerbahce, are also possibilities.
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    Get through the third qualifying round and they would then battle it out over two legs for a spot in the group stages.
    Make it that far, and Rangers could even be ranked a pot ABOVE Celtic in the groups, by dint of their superior club ranking, 50.25 to 33.00.
    Ange Postecoglou”s men will almost certainly be in Pot 4.
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    Newcastle fans taunt Arsenal with savage chant during woeful defeat that all-but kills off Champions League hopes

    NEWCASTLE fans taunted Arsenal as their team delivered a near-fatal blow to the Gunners’ Champions League hopes.Mikel Arteta and Co arrived at St James’ Park knowing that three points would move them just one win away from finishing in the top four.
    Newcastle fans gleefully taunt the Gunners
    Arsenal players were left devastated by the lossCredit: Getty
    The Spaniard’s side delivered a horrendous performance, however, deservedly falling 2-0 to Newcastle.
    Defeat means that Tottenham are now in pole position to finish fourth, requiring just a draw against already relegated Norwich on the final day.
    Knowing the situation, joyful Toon fans couldn’t help but rub it in Arsenal’s faces.
    As their side dominated the Gunners, fans chanted: “Champions League, you’re having a laugh.”
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    They repeated the taunt over and over again.
    Eddie Howe’s side went in front in the 55th minute, when Ben White turned Joelinton’s cross into his own net.
    The brilliant Bruno Guimaraes then struck their second with five minutes remaining – likely consigning Arsenal to a sixth consecutive season outside of the top four… and behind rivals Tottenham.
    After the match, a shell-shocked Arteta delivered a damning verdict on his side’s performance.
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    The 40-year-old said: “Normally I sit here, I can defend, but today Newcastle were 100 times better than us in every department.
    “From the beginning to the end and it is very hard to accept it
    “We knew [what to expect in terms of the atmosphere] but we didn’t cope with it, we didn’t compete. We never got into the game. We put ourselves in trouble.
    “We lost every duel. Newcastle deserved to win the game, probably by a bigger margin.
    “We need to win and we need a defeat for them [Spurs].
    “In football anything can happen. We have to put our head down and swallow every poison possible.”

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    Real Madrid ace Benzema reveals he had been waiting to score a Panenka penalty ‘for some time’ after stunner vs Man City

    REAL MADRID superstar Karim Benzema looked back at his Panenka penalty against Manchester City and revealed he had been waiting to score like that for a long time.Benzema led Real to the Champions League Final after two smashing semi-final legs against City, with his spot-kick being remembered as the grandest highlight of the exchange.
    Real Madrid star Karim Benzema scored a Panenka penalty against Manchester CityCredit: Getty
    Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to the Champions League Final with his penaltyCredit: Rex
    The star striker kept the tie alive at the Etihad as his stunning penalty kick meant Los Blancos only needed one goal at the Santiago Bernabeu to equalise on aggregate after a 4-3 loss.
    And the France international’s masterpiece proved to be crucial as it inspired the Spanish champions to a dramatic comeback in Madrid where they won 3-1 on extra-time.
    The 34-year-old always wanted to try the Panenka but was saving it for a match with tremendous pressure and high stakes, just like the one against Man City.
    The Frenchman was so focused he had no problem to dink the ball right down the middle and send Ederson sprawling.
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    Benzema told RMC Sport: “I’d been trying it for a long time and I was waiting for the right moment, in a match like this with a lot of pressure. In this way, the pressure is gone.
    “There was pressure, obviously, but it’s good pressure. It’s a kind of pressure that allows you to try this kind of thing. That’s just my opinion.
    “I put the ball down and knew that I was going to do it. I thought of nothing else. I only thought of doing it.
    “I always do that. Not just this time. If I don’t do it, I don’t see or hear the whistle.
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    ” I’m so focused that I can’t hear anything anymore. I’m just focused on my actions, hoping that the ball goes in.
    “I kept my eyes on the ball [after the shot] because it was a good shot.
    “That’s why I was looking at it, not because I thought it was going to hit the bar, but because it was a nice shot. I just watched and waited before I could celebrate the goal.”
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    ANTONIO CONTE’s Tottenham team are just ONE point away from securing Champions League football for next season.The Italian has helped turn Spurs’ fortunes around and they look set to pip North London rivals Arsenal to fourth.
    Conte could look to add five or more first-team players this summerCredit: SHUTTERSHOCK
    Arsenal fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle on Monday night putting Tottenham firmly in the driving seat.
    Spurs will play already relegated Norwich on the final day of the season, whereas Arsenal take on relegation-threatened Everton.
    Conte said after Tottenham’s win over Burnley that he hoped it put pressure on Arsenal – and it did.
    He said: “I think first of all we had to do our task and to win and get three points and put some pressure on Arsenal.
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    “We know very well it is not easy to play against Newcastle and especially when they arrive with the new manager and in a good spell and not an easy game, but it will be the same for us in Norwich [in the final game of the season], and the last game against Everton for Arsenal.
    “For sure I will watch the game because I love football and I want to watch and I want also to suffer.
    “But I think it is a big achievement for the last game to have the possibility to take a place into the Champions League, because I don’t forget our path since November and we will see what happens.
    “I also think Arsenal did a really good job this season because they didn’t play in Europe and now they have a chance to play in the Champions League.”
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    But with Champions League football, Tottenham could lure some top class talent to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
    And if Spurs want to keep competing for the top four every season, as well as keep Conte happy, they’ll need to be prepared to splash the cash.
    SunSport looks at some players who could arrive at Spurs this summer with the lure of Champions League football.
    Paulo Dybala
    Paulo Dybala will be one of the hottest free agents in world football.
    The Argentine will leave club Juventus for FREE and he may finally sign for Tottenham having attracted interest from the Premier League club before.
    Spurs have been keen on Dybala for a number of years and have launched bids to sign him.
    Dybala would command a high wage.
    Spurs could also face competition from a number of top clubs from around Europe.
    Dybala will leave Juve for FREE this summerCredit: SHUTTERSHOCK
    Christian Eriksen
    Former Tottenham man Christian Eriksen has had a remarkable recovery since he collapsed at Euro 2020 while playing for Denmark.
    He then left Inter Milan after having a ICD fitted.
    Eriksen has found himself at Brentford in the Prem and he has helped keep the Bees up on the first time of asking.
    But the Danish playmaker still hopes of playing Champions League football.
    Speaking to Viaplay, he said: “I do not think that there are some football players who can just pick and choose between clubs, because there are many criteria that come into play.
    “There are also many clubs that need to see one’s path before that happens.
    “I have different offers and options, which we are considering, and then we make a decision.
    “I would love to play Champions League football again. I know how much fun it is, but it isn’t essential for me.”
    Could a return be on the cards?
    Eriksen has expressed his desire to play Champions League footballCredit: SHUTTERSHOCK
    Matheus Nunes
    Matheus Nunes has impressed for Sporting Lisbon.
    The Brazilian-born 23-year-old has been tracked by Tottenham, Manchester City and Newcastle.
    He could cost around £34million, which in today’s market, isn’t particularly pricey.
    Champions League football and a slightly easier pathway to regular minutes may give Tottenham the edge over Newcastle and Man City.
    Nunes could cost Spurs £34m if they make a moveCredit: EPA
    Lautaro Martinez
    Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham last summer but the move didn’t go through.
    Tottenham could return for Martinez this summer to bolster Conte’s attacking options.
    The Argentine would most definitely cost upwards of £50m.
    Martinez played under Conte in last season’s Serie A-winning team.
    Inter main man Martinez is yet again being linked with a Conte reunionCredit: AP
    Idrissa Gueye
    Idrissa Gueye is being linked with a return to the Prem having had a spell with Everton.
    The Paris Saint-Germain ace is entering the final year of his contract and could be picked up for a modest fee.
    Spurs are one of the teams said to be keen on Gueye.
    Gueye was one of Everton’s stars before switching to PSG for £30mCredit: GETTY More

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    Man Utd transfer target Benoit Badiashile admits he’s had ‘contact’ with Premier League clubs over transfer from Monaco

    BENOIT BADIASHILE says he has had ‘contact’ with Prem clubs amid speculation of a summer move.The French defender, 21, has been in red-hot form for Champions League-chasing Monaco this season.
    Monaco star Benoit Badiashile has admitted he’s been in contact with Premier League teams over a summer transferCredit: Getty
    He is being tipped with a move to either Manchester United or Newcastle in the transfer window and has just over two years remaining on his contract.
    The Toon are set to spend big this summer, with boss Eddie Howe targeting a number of new recruits.
    Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn and Matt Targett were brought in to shore things up in January – but the Magpies want to further improve their defence.
    Badiashile said: “We all know the competitiveness of the Premier League, it is a fantastic league that of course, is very interesting and we all love the games.
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    “I had the chance to play in the Champions League with Monaco and I think this club deserves this competition, it’s a club that’s used to playing in this competition and we want to get back on track.
    “Right now, I’m really happy with Monaco. I had some contact in the past with some [English] clubs but I’m fully focused on the end of the season and Monaco and I feel good.”
    But Badiashile won’t come cheap for either side as Monaco want no less than £40m for the defender.
    And United had a transfer bid of £22m rebuffed by the French giants in 2020.
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    The young centre-back has already racked up 94 Ligue 1 appearances for the Monegasques, and captains France’s Under-21s.
    He namechecked Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva – as well as PSG’s Sergio Ramos, as players that he looks up to.
    Badiashile added: “I watch so many games and try to inspire myself,“I think everybody has their own style, I have my own style but of course, it is always great to look at great players and defenders like them.” More