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One of the best players to ever do it showed again how easy it can be to score and carry your new team when you have talent from another planet.
On Wednesday night, he scored twice for Inter Miami CF in their 3-1 Leagues Cup Round-of-32 win over Orlando City SC. This continued Messi’s dream to start with the Herons. It also set up a Round-of-16 game at FC Dallas on Sunday, August 6, after Mazatlán won 2-1 earlier in the night and moved on.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner didn’t waste much time at DRV PNK Stadium. In the 7th minute, he chested down a beautiful ball from Robert Taylor and slammed a shot past goalkeeper Pedro Gallese to make it 1-0. After Orlando tied the game in the 17th minute with a goal by César Araujo, Miami took the lead back in the 51st minute when Josef Martnez scored on a penalty kick.
The Venezuelan then helped Messi win the game with a close-range volley in the 72nd minute. He passed the ball into the box for the 2022 FIFA World Cup champion to volley.
Lionel Messi has only played three games but is already the King of South Florida.