Lionel Messi is the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and continued his brilliance performance by adding five goals for Inter Miami side in Leagues Cup 2023 match
Lionel Messi known as Argentina star being continued his stunning goal skill for Inter Miami and score five goals in three games of Leagues Cup, of which two goals come against Orlando city. As the result on Wednesday Inter Miami beat Orlando City by 3-1 in their Leagues Cup 2023 and secured the position of Inter Miami in the final 16 of Leagues Cup tournament. kickoff time of the Leagues Cup match against Orlando City was delayed about 95 minutes due to thunderstorm.
Robert Taylor and Messi make a partnership helped the Inter Miami by taking an early lead against Orlando City in Leagues Cup round of 32 clash. Since match started, Messi displays his brightness in seventh minute by making a well-timed run for first goal into the box. Taylor devised a perfectly chipped pass to find Messi inside the box over several defenders where Messi fixes an excellent finish with his left foot to get Inter Miami a lead by 1-0. Messi was trying to score again with a free-kick in the end of the first half but it was saved by opposition goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.
In the second half Argentine legend also added a second strike in the 72nd minute for Miami side where crowd celebrated wildly. This time, both Robert Taylor and Josef Martinez combined on a counter-attack to pass the ball for Messi. The Argentine superstar made no mistake and beat the Orlando City’s goalkeeper Pedro Gallese by placing the ball in the left corner of the net with his right foot to put Inter Miami ahead 3-1. This was Messi’s the fifth goal scored in just three games for Inter Miami in Leagues Cup tournament. Previously, he had strike two goals against Atlanta United and a game-winning goal over Cruz Azul in the group stage of the event.
During early in the second half of game 57th minute, Messi collided with Orlando City’s Mauricio Pereyra. The impact seemed as Messi remained laydown on the field favoring his jaw for a few minutes. Jordi Alba who is Messi’s former Barcelona teammate also made his Inter Miami debut in the 64th minute of the clash.
Inter Miami in the Round of 16 of Leagues Cup tournament 2023
Lionel Messi’s dazzling goals advanced the Inter Miami to the Round of 16 where Miami on Sunday will face against Dallas FC to pick a spot in the quarter-finals.
Lionel Messi continued his incredible goal-scoring skill making it five goals in just three games of Leagues Cup 2023 for Inter Miami. Since joining the club, Out of five his two goals were against Atlanta United,
one goal over Cruz Azul, 4th and 5th goal against Orlando City.
After Messi’s Miami arrival the club have won their last three matches successively, one after the other before the Miami side were winless in 11 games. Messi’s move to the MLS (Major League Soccer) club definitely will give a major lift to the American ‘soccer’. Earlier, the European stars have been moved to Saudi Arabia such as Sadio Mane and Cristiano Ronaldo.