Messi and Suarez Nearly Produce Wonder Goal in Inter Miami’s Match vs El Salvador: Video

Messi and Suarez Nearly Produce Wonder Goal in Inter Miami’s Match vs El Salvador: Video

Joel Reyes
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Inter Miami squared off against El Salvador in a preseason friendly on Friday
  • Luis Suarez played for the Herons for the first time since making his MLS switch
  • Fans were delighted to see Suarez team up with Messi, Busquets, and Alba again

Together again.

Luis Suarez made his much-anticipated debut for Inter Miami on Friday, teaming up with Lionel Messi in a friendly match against El Salvador.

It didn't take long for the pair to show their chemistry on the pitch.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Inter Miami, Barcelona, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets
Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Image: LUIS ROBAYO.
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Messi nearly scores wonder goal

The former Barcelona stars nearly combined to score a spectacular goal against El Salvador in the first half.

Alba delivered a cross to Suarez, who was making a run towards the El Salvador goal. Suarez then diverted the pass to Busquets, who was positioned outside the penalty box.

Busquets immediately looked for Messi, dishing out a one-touch pass to the Argentine star.

Messi returned the ball to Busquets, who made a great run in the box. The ball didn’t stay long with the midfielder, with Busquets passing it back to a wide-open Messi.

He had a wonderful opportunity to give Inter Miami a 1-0 lead, but his left-footed effort was spectacularly saved by the El Salvador goalkeeper.

The rebound fell to Messi, but his attempt was saved again by the keeper.

Messi and Suarez failed to score a goal in this contest as they were substituted at the break.

Fans react to Suarez and Messi reunion

Fans can’t get enough of the reunited Barca teammates, who won numerous titles during their time in Spain.

One fan said that he can’t believe he’s witnessing Messi and Suarez on the same pitch again.

Another fan posted a gif of a crying Lionel Scaloni with the caption: “Messi and Suarez are playing together.”

Another fan wrote: “Messi and Suarez just like the old times.”

It wasn’t just Messi and Suarez who reunited on Friday. Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba also started for Inter Miami, meaning all four football stars played together as teammates for the first time since their glory days at Barcelona.

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Messi nets 17th FIFPRO World XI selection

Sports Brief recently reported on Messi being selected in the FIFPRO World XI for a record-extending 17th time.

He has been named in the global lineup from 2007 to 2023.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been selected 15 times in the World XI. He was part of the lineup from 2007 to 2021.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.