Lionel Messi scored a 94th minute 25-yard free-kick to hand Inter Miami a 2-1 win over Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup on his debut.
Messi stepped up to take the injury time free-kick with the scoreline at 1-1. He directed his kick into the top corner much to the excitement of jubilant fans.
The match witnessed the presence of Serena Williams and Lebron James – arguably the greatest Tennis and basketball players respectively and other celebrities.
His free-kick was an absolutely fantastic masterpiece that gave an electric atmosphere all around the DRV PNK Stadium.
He raced to the right corner of the field, jumping into the arms of teammates with joy written over him. Club co-owner and England legend David Beckham was also reduced to tears following Lionel Messi 94th minute winner.
The estimated 21,000 fans in the stadium were all on their feet when Messi came on for midfielder Benjamin Cremaschi.
The Leagues Cup is a tournament between clubs from MLS and Liga MX, the top Mexican league. Cruz Azul won the inaugural edition in 2019.
Inter Miami has the fewest points in the MLS standings – that is, they are bottom of the table. Meanwhile, Cruz Azul is the only Liga MX team yet to record a standings point after three matches this season.