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Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul full highlights: Lionel Messi's added-time goal seals win for Miami

Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul full highlights Lionel Messi debut

The whole world witnessed Lionel Messi magic in the United States of America (USA) as the new Inter Miami forward scored a injury time goal to seal a 2-1 win over the Mexican side Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup 2023 match.

Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul full highlights: Lionel Messi's added time goal seals win for Miami

Inter Miami made huge headlines when the club completed the signing of former FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, the legendary Argentine Lionel Messi.

The David Beckham owned side has been chasing the signature of one of the world's greatest player ever from some number of months and finally struck a deal when the player didn't sign a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain and rejected the opportunity to return to FC Barcelona for a 2nd stint.

The Soccer fans in America were excited for the arrival of Messi, also regarded as a magician by the fans.

Lionel Messi made his debut for Inter Miami tonight in the Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul. He was named on the bench for the match initially but came on as a substitute at the 54th minute of the match alongwith his Barcelona friend Sergio Busquets. 

Inter Miami were leading the tie when Messi came to the pitch thanks to a goal by Robert Taylor at the 44th minute. However, Uriel Antuna scored the equalizing goal for Cruz Azul at the 65th minute of the match.

And while it was all looking like to end on a draw, Lionel Messi did what he is known for, an outstanding free-kick from right outside the box during the 4th minute of the injury time that sealed the victory for the Inter Miami and earned them the full 3 points. Watch the highlights of the match below.

Inter Miami upcoming matches

Inter Miami will continue its journey in the Leagues Cup with the club's 2nd match set to be against one of the top soccer/football team in the Major League Soccer (MLS), the Atlanta United FC on the 26th July in India at 5 AM Indian Standard Time.

Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul Highlights Lionel Messi Debut

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