It turns out that Lionel Messi is actually a human being, after all.
In Sunday’s match against LAFC, MLS action saw Messi and Inter Miami dominate for a 3-1 road victory. However, despite their efforts, the Argentinean failed to score a goal.
The turning point of the game happened in the 38th minute when Miami was leading 1-0 thanks to Fagundo Farias’ goal in the 14th minute. During this crucial play, Messi managed to evade multiple LAFC defenders before swiftly scoring a one-two combination to advance to the goal for what should have been a 2-0 score.
Jo͏hn M͏c͏C͏ar͏t͏hy, the goalkeeper of LAFC, faced a challenging situation and made an incredible save. The miss did not go unnoticed by singer and actor Selena Gomez and hip-hop star Tyga, who were both shocked by it. However, the miss did not matter in the end. In the 51st and 83rd minutes, Messi helped former teammate Jordi Alba of Barcelona increase the advantage to 2-0 and 3-0, respectively.
In the 90th minute of the game, LAFC managed to score a consolation goal thanks to defender Ryan Hollingshead’s header. Despite having 22 shots on the night compared to Miami’s 9, LAFC were unable to convert their chances into goals. Both teams had six shots on target.