Lionel Messi, the world-famous Argentina football superstar, has has hit the round running in the USA.
The World Cup winner curled in a stunning stoppage-time free-kick on his Inter Miami debut to clinch a 2-1 victory against Mexican side Cruz Azul.
Messi, 36, struck in the fourth minute of added time as his Major League Soccer side won the Leagues Cup tie.
Incredible free-kick, classic Messi pic.twitter.com/au8Pq6aWGe— John H O N E S T Y (@ExJohnHonestyy) July 22, 2023
The 20,000-capacity crowd included celebrities such as basketball’s LeBron James, tennis legend Serena Williams and US TV star Kim Kardashian.
“We wanted to start like this by giving these people a victory,” said Messi.
“We knew that it was very important for us to start this championship in winning fashion. Luckily we were able to do it in the end, and I am very happy.”