Lionel Messi once again showed just how deadly he is still as he scored twice and set up another goal in Inter Miami’s 4-0 League Cup victory over fellow MLS side Atlanta United.
Team mater Robert Taylor also got a brace and an assist as well in the game played at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK stadium. Messi grabbed his first and the game’s opener after 8 minutes on the clock before Robert Taylor turned provider for the former Barcelona maestro “s second in the 22nd minute.
Robert Taylor extended Miami’s two goals advantage a minute before the break as Inter Miami for the first time in their history were 3 goals up at half time.
In the 53rd minutes , Messi was at it again, providing the assist for Robert Taylor as the Finish Winger grabbed his second and Inter Miami’s 4th goal. The 7 time Ballon d’ Or winner, who recently became the club’s captain left the pitch in the 78th minute as Tata Martino replaced him with Robbie Robinson.
Messi’s ex- Barcelona team mate Sergio Busquets also left the pitch 6 minutes earlier than the Argentine forward as Victor Ulloa came on to replace him. Robert Taylor, who also scored twice like Leo Messi left the pitch as he was Leonardo Campana came on for him a minute before Miami went a man down as Christopher McVey saw red.
Four minutes before regulation time, Messi’s International team mate Thiago Almeida missed a chance to get a consolation goal from the spot. Inter Miami subsequently picked up the points, their second 3 points following their win against Mexico’s Cruz Azul a few days ago..
It would be recalled that Messi’s stunning late freekick won them the points against Cruz Azul in their group’s opening fixture..