Inter Miami 6-2 NY Red Bulls: Lionel Messi Scores and Assists Five Goals. 

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Inter Miami 6-2 NY Red Bulls: Lionel Messi Scores and Assists Five Goals. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Inter Miami’s victory over the New York Red Bulls, Lionel Messi breached MLS records by setting up five goals and scoring one himself.
  • With his six goals for Miami, Messi has become the first player to score more than 1200 goals in his career.
  • After Messi’s outstanding performance, Miami is now atop the MLS standings, and their next game is a trip to Montreal.

Inter Miami defeated the New York Red Bulls 6-2; Lionel Messi made MLS history as the Argentine star was the main man throughout their easy triumph; five goals were assisted by the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner, who also scored a goal for himself.

Messi hasn’t stopped impressing fans since relocating to America in 2023, much like he has done for Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Argentina throughout the years. He scored ten goals before Miami’s game against the New York Red Bulls in the 2024 MLS season, nearly ensuring a playoff spot for the team despite their terrible start to the 2023 campaign.

And in their most recent encounter, he maintained that form. Dante Vanzeir gave New York the lead at the interval, but Messi came out for the second half with a steely determination. Just three minutes after the break, he set up Matias Rojas for a goal, and two minutes later, he scored to put Miami up.

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Miami’s Third Goal: Messi’s Magnificent Assist 

Argentine’s accurate pass becomes popular.

But Messi later stole the show with Miami’s third goal of the evening, thanks to an amazing assist. After playing a reverse pass to Rojas right inside the half of New York, he got the ball back and used his first touch to slow down play. 

When the Argentine saw Rojas breaking into the box, he threaded an eye-of-the-needle pass to find the second-half substitute. The midfielder made the most of the opportunity, as the ball was precisely weighed and matched to his specifications. Football fans who have followed Messi throughout the years have witnessed him produce some goals with unbelievable talent, a deft dribble, or a beautiful pass, but this is on par with his best performance. 

Messi’s stunning pass video credit B/R Football

That was not, however, the end of Messi’s incredible evening. Later on, he would provide three assists to Luis Suarez, making sure the Uruguayan scored a hat-trick against New York. 

Messi was involved in all five of Miami’s goals, making history as the first player in MLS history to record five assists in a single game. He handled them all admirably in the second half, demonstrating his exceptional performance that evening.

Inter Miami 6-2 NY Red Bulls Lionel Messi was involved in all goals

However, it also has broader implications. Messi became the first player to surpass 1200 goals scored, having contributed six goals to his total. His most recent feat serves to further cede his place among the greatest football players of all time, given his career so far.

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Inter Miami and Messi’s Future Plans.

Miami is comfortably leading the MLS standings, three points ahead of Salt Lake and Cincinnati, who both have games remaining, thanks to Messi’s outstanding performance against New York. Still, not many teams in the division can claim the amount of firepower they have at their disposal—32 goals scored thus far. 

On Sunday, May 12, Messi and company will go to Montreal with hopes of extending their winning run after their decisive triumph. Miami will be optimistic about another win because the Canadian team is currently 20th in the division with just 12 points from 10 games.

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