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Lionel Messi scores goal ‘no other player’ would have in Inter Miami rout

Lionel Messi scores goal ‘no other player’ would have in Inter Miami rout

It was a rout.

Lionel Messi scored twice as Inter Miami thrashed Orlando City 5-0 in the MLS.

Luis Suarez scored his first two MLS goals in the opening 11 minutes of the game, before setting up Rob Tyler for Miami’s third.

Messi then scored a brace to round off the victory and see Miami go top of the Western Conference.

The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner netted from close range, holding off a defender to bundle in a loose ball into an empty net with his chest.

While it was not among Messi’s most aesthetically pleasing goals, a portion of fans on social media have noted the goal's originality.

One person said on X, formally Twitter: “We have about 130k professional footballers in the world. Every one of them would have just head the ball in this situation.

I also felt he wanted to head it. But it's MESSI. You hear people say, ‘Messi does things that are not normal’, THIS IS IT.”

Another said: “I actually thought he would head the ball but I wasn’t surprised tho, the greatest will always show how great he is.

One person audaciously asked: “This goal for the Puskás Award – YES or NO?”

Overall, Suarez was the star of the show having scored two goals and claimed a further two assists.

Messi netted a brace in a 5-0 rout
Messi netted a brace in a 5-0 rout

Former Liverpool and Barcelona star joined Miami in December after spells with Nacional in his native Uruguay and Brazilian outfit Gremio.

He was one of four former Barcelona players in the team at Chase Stadium, along with defender Jordi Alba, midfielder Sergio Busquets and Messi, while former Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino manages the club.

"He knows everything about me, and I think we will continue to do so," Suarez said via ESPN, of excelling with Messi again.

Featured Image Credit: MLS