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Messi's painting put on hotel wall to avoid mix up with Ronaldo's artwork

Messi's painting put on hotel wall to avoid mix up with Ronaldo's artwork

- Lionel Messi's artwork was painted on Argentina's hotel ahead of France game

- Ronaldo's painting was formerly put on the hotel wall Argentina were formerly based

- Lionel Messi scored his first World goal against Nigeria and the 100th of the tournament

Lionel Messi can now sleep easy without his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo's artwork looming over him.

An artwork of Messi's face was painted on the hotel Argentina moved into as they prepare for World Cup last-16, where Ronaldo also adorns the walls.

Argentine officials were left red-faced when they moved into their new digs in Kazan, with Ronaldo's face taking pride of place on the outside.

Messi's mural painted in same hotel as Ronaldo in Argentina's hotel

Messi's mural painted in the hotel Argentina are based. Photo Credit: Getty Contributor

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The Ramada Hotel was Argentina's only choice in the city, with their opponents France having taken the other World Cup-ready venue in Kazan, the Hotel Mirage.

Authorities quickly solved the issue with Messi's face being painted onto the same hotel.

Argentina made it through to the last-16 following a slim victory over Nigeria to second place in Group D.

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Messi had come under heavy criticisms after a draw against Iceland and being beaten by Croatia leaving Argentina's chances hanging by a thread.

But Messi opened the scoring against the Super Eagles, producing two stunning touches before lashing the ball into the Nigerian net.

Meanwhile Ronaldo has been one of the stars of the tournament, scoring four times as Portugal have also reached the second round.

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Both players have lost penalties in the group stage against Iceland and Iran in the group phase respectively.

The duo could go head to head in the quarter-finals if Argentina scale France hurdle and Portugal defeat Uruguay, with both games slated for Saturday.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ronaldo's mural was painted opposite a hotel in Kazan where Messi and his teammates were based.

The two most talked about football stars could meet in the quarter finals if they defeat their round of 16 opponents respectively.

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Source: Legit.ng

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