Mateo: Lionel Messi’s Son Bags Five Goals for Inter Miami, Including Sublime Freekick in Viral Video

Mateo: Lionel Messi’s Son Bags Five Goals for Inter Miami, Including Sublime Freekick in Viral Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 14, 2024 at 9:33 AM
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  • Mateo Messi is slowly but surely following in the footsteps of his dad, Lionel
  • The eight-year-old prodigy stole the show for Inter Miami's under-nine side
  • His elder brother, Thiago, also helped the academy side win a trophy during Easter

Mateo, Lionel Messi's middle son, continues to epitomise the saying "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" with his exceptional football abilities.

Displaying a mirror image of his superstar dad's extraordinary skills, the youngster has been dazzling the junior league with Inter Miami's Under-9 team.

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Mateo Messi scored five times for Inter Miami's under-9 side. Photo credit: 10tmc/Instagram.
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In a video circulating on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, the eight-year-old effortlessly emulates his father, Lionel, weaving past opponents with ease while notching an impressive five goals.

Mateo: Messi's middle son bags 5 goals for Inter Miami

Sporting the iconic No. 10 jersey, reminiscent of the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner, Mateo showcased his prowess with a sublime freekick for his first goal.

Continuing to demonstrate nimble-footed dribbles, Mateo added to his tally with precision shots past the helpless goalkeeper, as noted by Daily Mail.

Unlike his father, the young prodigy is right-footed, but he masters nearly everything with the finesse of Lionel's majestic left foot.

According to MARCA, with his natural talent and dedication to the sport, Mateo Messi is poised to carve his own path in the football world, following in the illustrious footsteps of his famous father.

Messi's son partners with Suarez's son to win trophy

While Lionel Messi's middle son emulates the former Barcelona icon, his eldest son, Thiago, partnered with Luis Suarez's son, Benjamin, to clinch a trophy with Inter Miami.

During the Easter celebrations in Florida, Thiago Messi and Benjamin Suarez collaborated to secure a trophy for Inter Miami.

Thiago showcased his skills by scoring a remarkable goal in the Easter International Cup, hosted by the Rayados de Monterrey.

His chip over the goalkeeper mirrored his father's famous goal against Manuel Neuer in the UEFA Champions League, which was occasioned after dribbling past Jerome Boateng.

Messi's rocket fires Inter Miami to victory

Away from the sons and focusing on the father, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi delivered a stunning goal, aiding Inter Miami in breaking their winless streak.

The Argentine maestro has now scored two goals in his last three games across all competitions since returning from injury.

His contribution proved crucial as the Herons fought back from a 1-0 deficit to secure victory in a thrilling five-goal encounter against Sporting Kansas.

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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.