Lionel Messi’s highlights for Inter Miami on debut prove he’s still world-class

Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami debut unfolded like a perfectly scripted fairy tale, leaving football fans in awe.

Despite having trained with his new teammates for the first time just a few days prior, the 36-year-old superstar showcased his brilliance by coming off the bench against Cruz Azul and scoring a breathtaking stoppage-time winner for Inter Miami.

The goal was a quintessential display of Messi’s trademark style, the kind of remarkable play that we have grown accustomed to witnessing from him over the years.

It only added to his already illustrious legacy as one of the greatest footballers to have ever graced the game.

The DRV PNK Stadium witnessed a star-studded crowd, including prominent figures like LeBron James, Serena Williams, and Kim Kardashian, who were all left mesmerized by Messi’s performance.

The atmosphere was electrifying, with goosebumps-inducing excitement spreading throughout the stadium as Messi gave Miami fans a tantalizing glimpse of what the future holds for their team.

It was a moment that etched itself in football history, setting the stage for an unforgettable chapter in Messi’s journey with Inter Miami.

David Beckham, as a co-owner of Inter Miami, was deeply moved by Messi’s extraordinary match-winning goal, and his emotional reaction to the moment quickly became a viral sensation.

The sight of Beckham on the verge of tears exemplified the significance of Messi’s impact on the team and the profound pride and joy he felt as an owner witnessing such a remarkable feat.

The heartwarming scene showcased the genuine passion and investment Beckham has in the club, further solidifying the special connection between the legendary footballer and his new star player.

Messi’s highlights on Inter Miami debut emerge

But while Messi’s stunning last-gasp strike has deservedly stolen the headlines, it shouldn’t overshadow the Argentine’s overall performance on the night.

The seven-time Ballond d’Or winner started on the bench but was introduced in the 54th minute, alongside fellow Barcelona legend Sergio Busquets.

Remarkably, Messi appeared to have an instant understanding with his new teammates – playing a number of quick one-twos and receiving the ball constantly.

According to statistics from FotMob, Messi had three shots, created one clear-cut chance and had a 92 per cent pass accuracy in just 36 minutes.

And aside from statistics alone, Messi’s mere presence on the pitch seemed to galvanise Inter Miami.

There was a clear sense that the Argentine wizard could create something from nothing and with Busquets also patrolling the midfield, Gerardo Martino’s side suddenly had the type of threat they’d barely had all season.

While the club are bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference right now, the arrival of Messi and Busquets is surely likely to change that.

Check out Messi’s highlights below:

VIDEO: Lionel Messi’s highlights vs Cruz Azul