Lionel Messi, who has excelled in some of soccer’s top divisions, had an amazing introduction into Major League Soccer.
Lionel Messi made his debut appearance in the MLS regular season in the 60th minute as a substitute with Inter Miami leading the New York Red Bulls 1-0. He put on a spectacle for the audience by scoring shortly before stoppage time. Lionel Messi made a lovely ball that was returned for a tap-in goal, giving his team a cushion goal to seal the victory.
“Skyrocketing ticket costs are a result of Lionel Messi joining the MLS, and this might help the economy.“
Inter Miami CF has been energised by Messi throughout his brief tenure with the Club. He has played in non-league games and helped the team win the Leagues Cup earlier this month. Since David Beckham founded Inter Miami in 2020, the championship trophy marks the team’s first major victory. The famous Argentine scored 10 goals during the competition, taking home the best player honour.
Inter Miami took this first step towards moving up into a playoff berth after starting the night at the bottom of the MLS standings.
When is Lionel Messi’s upcoming game?
Lionel Messi’s participation in Inter Miami’s upcoming game has not yet been confirmed, but the next time he will suit up will be in a Leagues Cup championship rematch. On Wednesday, August, Inter Miami will host Nashville SC.
New York Red Bulls vs. Inter Miami score and highlights
New York Red Bulls were defeated by Inter Miami 2-0. The second Miami goal was scored by Lionel Messi. Miami’s first goal came from Diego Gomez.
In the MLS rankings, Inter Miami
Inter Miami’s MLS standings are no longer in last position thanks to the victory over the New York Red Bulls. The team now has 21 regular-season points after the victory, which moves them up to 14th place in the Eastern Conference. With 19 points each, Colorado Rapids and Toronto FC are tied for the fewest points in MLS.
The top nine teams in each conference go to the playoffs, and Inter Miami needs to make up some ground since they are now 11 points behind Chicago Fire FC in ninth place.
What number of goals has Messi scored?
Messi now has eight goals in nine appearances for Inter Miami after his goal on Saturday. With his new team, he currently has six assists and 11 goals.
With Messi’s goal, Inter Miami leads 2-0.
Messi keeps working his magic.
After a misplaced set piece, Messi was able to enter the box and make a wonderful pass to Benjamin Cremaschi, who then threw it back to Messi with the goal gaping open. This culminated a flawless evening for Inter Miami with Messi scoring his first official MLS goal in the 89th minute.
Messi’s goal is celebrated at Times Square.
A large throng gathered in Times Square on Saturday to watch Messi play in his first MLS regular season game. When he scored, the throng in the landmark cheered.
Messi performs a set-piece
In the 86th minute, Messi was perfectly positioned to score outside the penalty area, but Jorge Cabezas of New York was forced to tackle him and receive a yellow card.
Messi attempted a set piece, but it was blocked by the defence.
Inter Miami led New York Red Bulls 1-0 at the break.
Diego Gómez’s goal gives Inter Miami a 1-0 lead as both sides enter the locker rooms at the halfway point of the match.
In the opening period, Inter Miami controlled five percent of the possession with three shots. The five shots of the New York Red Bulls were all off-target.
Inter Miami is up after a goal from Diego Gómez.
Inter Miami didn’t waste their chance after the Red Bulls missed a simple attempt. Diego Gómez had a clear chance on goal and found the bottom right corner of the goal in the 37th minute to give his team the lead after a deflected free kick from Noah Allen.