Shunsuke Nakamura takes free-kicks against giant robot goalkeeper

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Shunsuke Nakamura is undoubtedly one of the best free-kick takers of his generation.

The former Japan international turned 38 in July but is still rated as the ninth best free-kick taker in world football on the latest version of FIFA, which tells you all you need to know about his dead-ball prowess.

Nakamura scored some stunning free-kicks during his four-year spell with Celtic and continues to take the set-pieces with his current employers, Yokohama F. Marinos.

Steve Perryman, the former Tottenham player and coach of several Japanese clubs, once argued that Nakamura could "could open a tin of beans with his left foot".

After you watch this video of the playmaker banging free-kicks past a giant robot goalkeeper for a Japanese gameshow, you’ll be inclined to agree.

Watch: Nakamura vs. The Giant Robot

The inflatable robot takes up pretty much all of the goal but Nakamura still manages to find the back of the net with a couple of remarkably accurate strikes.

He even managed to nutmeg the robot keeper with one of his strikes.

Messi also beat the robot goalkeeper

Lionel Messi took on the same challenge earlier this year and, like Nakamura, passed it with flying colours.

But Nakamura has done all this

However, Nakamura once hit a free-kick through a moving bus…

And he deliberately hit a little plastic bride and groom off the top of an expensive wedding cake…

Because… Japan.

Is Shunsuke Nakamura the best free-kick taker of his generation? If not who is? Beckham? Juninho? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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