Olympic Bid got a little ‘Messi’ for PNE ace Kilkenny

Olympic Bid got a little ‘Messi’ for PNE ace Kilkenny
 

Preston North End midfielder Neil Kilkenny has a football story to one day tell the grandchildren about - the time he shared a pitch with Lionel Messi.
Kilkenny was in the Australia team which faced Argentina at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
An Argentinian side packed full of talent beat the Aussies 1-0 in the group stages and went on to win the tournament.
Like many players who have faced Messi at international and club level, Kilkenny was not able to stifle the football genius.
“I couldn’t get near him,” said Kilkenny with a wry smile as he recalled events seven years earlier.
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17 September 2015 in Sport, Views: 18
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