Lionel Messi scores two goals, leads Inter Miami to 4-0 win over Atlanta United

Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 26, 2023) – Lionel Messi continued his hot start to his Inter Miami career, scoring two goals and providing an assist in a 4-0 win over Atlanta United in Leagues Cup play on Wednesday night. In the 14th minute, Messi scored the first goal by curling a free kick into the top corner of the net. He continued his momentum by adding a second goal in the 22nd minute, with the assistance of a pass from Robert Taylor.
Lionel Messi scores two goals, leads Inter Miami to 4-0 win

Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 26, 2023) – Lionel Messi continued his hot start to his Inter Miami career, scoring two goals and providing an assist in a 4-0 win over Atlanta United in Leagues Cup play on Wednesday night.

In the 14th minute, Messi scored the first goal by curling a free kick into the top corner of the net. He continued his momentum by adding a second goal in the 22nd minute, with the assistance of a pass from Robert Taylor.

Messi also set up Taylor’s goal in the 57th minute. Taylor finished a Messi pass with a low shot past Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
Inter Miami’s other goal came from Gonzalo Higuaín in the 72nd minute.

The win was Messi’s second in two games for Inter Miami. He also scored a late winner in his debut against Cruz Azul last week.

Messi’s performance led to rave reviews from fans and pundits.

“Messi is simply on another level,” said ESPN analyst Alejandro Moreno. “He’s making Inter Miami a contender.”

“Messi is the best player in the world, and he’s showing it in MLS,” said Fox Sports analyst Alexi Lalas. “He’s making everyone around him better.”

Inter Miami’s next game is on August 2 against either Orlando City, Houston, or Santos Laguna in the Round of 32 of the Leagues Cup.

With Messi leading the way, Inter Miami will be a tough team to beat.

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