Lionel Messi delivered two crucial assists as Inter Miami triumphed over MLS champions Los Angeles FC with a 3-1 victory at BMO Stadium.
Facundo Farias, Jordi Alba, and Leonardo Campana found the net to nullify Ryan Hollingshead’s lone goal for the hosts.
This impressive win positions Miami just nine points away from securing a playoff spot, with nine matches remaining in the season.
Since his debut on July 22, the 36-year-old Argentine legend has been a game-changer for Inter Miami.
During this period, the team claimed the Leagues Cup title and remained undefeated in 11 consecutive fixtures.
Messi has contributed significantly with 11 goals and five assists across all competitions in his 11 appearances.
Inter Miami will return to the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale for their upcoming match against Sporting Kansas City on September 10.
Lionel Messi, considered football royalty, had the honor of being watched by British royalty as Prince Harry seized the chance to witness the former Barcelona and Paris St-Germain forward in person.
In his inaugural MLS appearance in Los Angeles drew a star studded crowd, graced by numerous A-List celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, and Selena Gomez.
Before Messi’s arrival, Miami languished at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference. Since securing the Leagues Cup, they’ve won two matches and drawn one in regular season play.