An additional exciting performance was observed by fans all around the world, including those who were present at the Kingdom Arena, as Lionel Messi assumed the jersey of Inter Miami.
Both of the first two matches that the Argentine maestro played in 2024 ended in a stalemate against El Salvador and a loss to FC Dallas by a score of 1-0. He had not scored a single goal in either of those matches.
However, the 36-year-old skillfully converted a penalty kick from 12 yards out, putting an end to his goal-scoring drought and bringing the game back to life.
However, Messi’s goal was not the only thing that gained him praise and caused the supporters to go absolutely crazy.
The Barcelona veteran also made a spectacular dribble during the match to bewilder Al-Shahrani, the captain of Al Hilal, according to a video that was uploaded on social media and discovered by Sports Brief.
He continued to generate opportunities and threaten the Al-Hilal goal throughout the game, and his tenacity paid off as he contributed an assist for David Ruiz, who finished the opportunity with delicacy. The former player for Paris Saint-Germain continued to create chances and threaten the Al-Hilal goal.
The current winless streak for Inter Miami continues.
Despite the fact that Ruiz’s goal was praised for its aesthetic value, Messi’s penalty kick and insane dribbles were the most memorable moments of the game.
According to GOAL, Inter Miami was unable to gain a victory or draw, extending their losing skid with straight defeats. This was despite the fact that the World Cup champion scored and assisted on the player’s goal.
For the opposition, a late goal scored by Malcom, a former striker for Barcelona, was the decisive factor that won the victory, as reported by BVM Sports.
In spite of the humiliation, Messi promotes Saudi Arabia.
In a publication that is connected to this one, Sports Brief revealed that Lionel Messi continues to promote Saudi Arabia on his Instagram profile, despite the fact that he turned down the opportunity to play in the Saudi Arabian league the previous year.
The fact that Messi chose to play in Major League Soccer rather than relocate to the Middle East does not change the fact that he continues to fulfill his responsibility as an ambassador for Saudi Arabia.
The player who currently holds eight Ballon d’Or titles is currently in Saudi Arabia for pre-season friendly. Among the matches that he will play is one against Al-Nassr, which is Ronaldo’s team presently.