Messi can stand the heat: football superstar shows off kitchen skills

Lionel Andres Messi showed off his culinary skills after he posted a video and a photo collage of him cooking on his personal Instagram account. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)

FC Barcelona’s Messi showed his 2.3 million followers on Instagram he has talents on and off the football field.

Lionel Andres Messi showed off his culinary skills after he posted a video and a photo collage of him cooking on his personal Instagram account.

Showing the football star is not only a talented athlete but a man of his word, the caption for the video read, “'I lost a bet... And I had to cook,” according to the Daily Mail.

The 26-year-old-can be seen in the video sporting the appropriate kitchen attire with a white apron on as he cooks a large piece of meat.

In the last clip of the video, Messi is seen expertly cutting the meat into thick slices for the victors of the apparent bet.

The Barcelona superstar has suffered setbacks this season after an injury kept him on the bench from November to January.

Due to his injury, he watched rival Cristiano Ronaldo win the prestigious FIFA Ballon D’or, an award which Messi had won the last three years.

Despite his limited time on the field this season, Messi has continued to be a lead goal scorer and is just two away from becoming the leading scorer in Spain.

The Catalan Dragons will face Real Sociedad in the Spanish Cup semi-final second-leg on Wednesday evening with Messi, having scored 334 goals so far, just one behind former AthlFIFA Ballon D’oretic Bilbao player Telmo Zarra.

Only two years ago, the Argentina native became Barcelona's all-time top scorer in all official club competitions. The following year, he became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals.

Messi is reportedly at the top of the world’s richest footballers, beating out David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. It is reported his net earnings surpass $110 million dollars.
 

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