Messi, who was making his first start for Inter Miami, was a constant threat throughout the game. He opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a brilliant individual goal, dribbling past several defenders before firing a shot into the bottom corner.
He doubled his tally in the 55th minute with a powerful header from a corner kick. And in the 76th minute, he set up Gonzalo Higuain for Inter Miami’s fourth goal.
The performance was a reminder of Messi’s class and ability. He was the difference-maker on Saturday night, and his arrival in MLS has already had a major impact.
The victory was Inter Miami’s first of the season, and it moved them out of last place in the Eastern Conference. The team had been struggling before Messi’s arrival, but he has given them a much-needed boost.
Messi’s performance was also a major talking point on social media. The hashtag #MessiInMLS was trending on Twitter, and there were many positive reactions to his debut.
“Messi is simply on another level,” one fan tweeted. “He’s made MLS look like a retirement league.”
Another fan said: “Messi is the best player in the world, and it’s clear that he’s still got it. He’s going to be a huge draw for MLS.”
Messi’s debut was a memorable one, and it’s sure to be talked about for years to come. He’s already made a big impact on MLS, and it will be interesting to see what he can do for the league in the years to come.