Lionel Messi Scores Second Consecutive Brace As Inter Miami Smash New England in MLS

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Former PSG star, Barcelona legend, and Argentina’s iconic footballer Lionel Messi is not slowing down on his career heroics soon.

Messi stole the spotlight again as Inter Miami ran riot over New England in MLS gameweek 10 clash at the Gillette Stadium on Sunday, April 27.

The footballing sensation and record-extending Ballon d’Or winner scored his second consecutive brace as the Herons smashed all three points to stay top of the MLS Eastern Conference table.

It was a rout for the Gerardo Martino-led side who romped to a thumping 4-1 win over the New Englanders.

New England started with a somewhat brilliant and promising note. They scored the fastest goal of the MLS season, netting in the first minute of the game.

However, like bees breaking out of their beehive for a reaction, Inter Miami pulled themselves together to turn the game around.

Lionel Messi was the protagonist of the show, and he left no stone unturned with a five-star performance that thrilled the over 65,000 US football enthusiasts who trooped into Gillette stadium to watch the match.

The Herons dominated proceedings before Lionel Messi finally made the dominance count in the 32nd minute. The Barcelona legend scored beauty to peg New England to a 1-1 draw with a few minutes left for halftime break.

At the interval, the score was still tied before Lionel Messi finally broke it seven minutes after the hour mark. Despite going 2-1 up, the Herons were still on the ascendancy.

Seven minutes before regulation time, Cremaschi scored to extend the lead for the away side. Five minutes later, Luis Suarez also recorded his name on the scoresheet as the leaders of the East roared to a 4-1 win after the final whistle.

Messi’s brace has seen the Argentine take his tally for Inter Miami this season to 9 goals and 4 assists in 7 MLS games. He is currently leading the race for the 2023/24 MLS Golden Boot.

Meanwhile, Inter Miami sits top of the Eastern Conference table with 21 points from 11 games after the New England victory.

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