Lionel Messi Scores Net Breaking Goal, Helps Inter Miami Arrest Winless Streak: Video

Lionel Messi Scores Net Breaking Goal, Helps Inter Miami Arrest Winless Streak: Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 14, 2024 at 4:42 AM
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  • Lionel Messi was on target against Sporting Kansas
  • It was his fifth goal in the MLS for Inter Miami this term
  • His wonder strike helped the Herons to a 3-2 victory

Lionel Messi scored an absolute peach of a goal, helping Inter Miami arrest their winless streak.

The Argentine maestro made it two goals from his last three games across all competitions since his return from injury as the Herons clawed from 1-0 down to beat Sporting Kansas in a five-goal thriller.

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Lionel Messi celebrates his wonder goal as Jordi Alba runs to join him. Photo by Kyle Rivas.
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After Erik Thommy had opened the score within six minutes of kick-off, Messi took matters into his own hands by dishing out a tailor-measured pass, which was converted into a delightful assist as Diego Gomez scored with aplomb to level the score.

Messi's wonder goal vs Sporting Kansas

FOX Sports noted that the 36-year-old moved from provider to scorer when he unleashed an unstoppable drive from range after recess to complete the comeback for the Florida-based franchise.

Having nipped an attack from Inter Miami in the bud, Kansas sought to turn defence into attack but Sergio Busquets intercepted a pass before sending a pass into the path of Honduran midfielder David Ruiz.

With one touch, Ruiz found Messi, who was afforded too much space, and he took the initiative to blast a shot into the top corner.

It was his fifth goal in five outings in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

Suarez scores winner despite Kansas fightback

However, his joy was shortlived as Thommy scored his brace for the night to draw Kansas level, seven minutes after Messi's wonder goal.

Regardless, it was the 2022 World Cup winner's best friend and former Barcelona teammate, Luis Suarez, who scored what will be the match-winner with 19 minutes left on the clock, per Times Now.

Suarez's goal ended a run of five games without a win for Gerardo Martino's charges, which included three defeats and two draws, as well as a disappointing exit from the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

Messi or Maradona: Who is Argentina's GOAT?

Both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona exhibit numerous similarities in their style of play.

Diego Valerie, a former Argentina international, shared his insights on Taylor Twellman's Offside Podcast, as reported by Sports Brief.

He declined to draw direct comparisons between the two players, emphasising that they are distinct in their own right. Valerie explained the disparity between them

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.