Messi made a sensational debut for his new club and made history. Video
Lionel Messi brought victory to Miami Inter in his first match for his new club. The 36-year-old Argentine striker scored the decisive goal in the 1st round of the Leagues Cup group stage against Cruz Azul (2:1).
Messi came on as a substitute in the 54th minute and in the 94th minute he executed a perfect free kick. Messi masterfully beat the wall, sending the ball straight into the goal.
This became the 700th goal in the career of the Argentine footballer, excluding the penalty. Leo became the first player in history to achieve this achievement.
For his professional performances Messi scored 63 goals from penalty kicks: 50 for Barcelona, 10 for the Argentine national team and 2 for PSG.
Note that together with Messi performs and veteran of the national team of Ukraine Serhiy Krivtsov. The moment of joint celebration of Leo and Sergiy was caught in the frame of the broadcast.
The director also snatched a shocked Serena Williams in the stands and the happy Beckham couple who own the club.
Messi was warmly greeted by NBA star LeBron James before the fight.
In the second round of the Leagues Cup on Wednesday, July 26, Inter Miami will play against Atlanta United. Start at 02:30 at night Kyiv time.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, Messi signed a two-year contract with Inter Miami on July 16.