Lionel Messi who puts Argentina on victory path in the last Group D match against Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup continues to cut the picture of cult hero.
Confectioners in Moscow created a life-size chocolate replica of Argentinian footballer to celebrate his 31st birthday last weekend.
It took bakers at the Altufyevo Confectionery six days to make the 60-kilogram sculpture, with the chocolate Messi standing on a football field made out of a cake.
Bronnitsy, the town outside Moscow hosting the Argentinian team during the tournament, held a birthday party for Messi on Sunday, complete with the chocolate Messi. During the celebration, the football-field cake was carved up and eaten.
The Moscow confectioners reportedly proposed to give the sculpture to Messi as a gift, but the Argentinian Football Association politely rejected the offer. Instead, the sculpture will remain on display in Bronnitsy.
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