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Lionel Messi takes just seven minutes to break deadlock as Inter Miami forward continues hot streak

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Aug 3, 2023
Lionel Messi takes just seven minutes to break deadlock as Inter Miami forward continues hot streak

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Lionel Messi has continued his hot streak in front of goal after scoring just seven minutes into Inter Miami’s Leagues Cup clash against Orlando City.

After a lengthy delay due to adverse weather conditions in Florida, the 36-year-old quickly made up for the lost time.

Messi broke the deadlock for Miami against Orlando in the seventh minute

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Messi broke the deadlock for Miami against Orlando in the seventh minuteCredit: AFP
He volleyed home from close range in what was his fourth goal since joining the MLS side

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He volleyed home from close range in what was his fourth goal since joining the MLS sideCredit: AFP
Messi was quick to applaud teammate Ryan Taylor for the assist

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Messi was quick to applaud teammate Ryan Taylor for the assistCredit: AFP

Finland international Ryan Taylor expertly found Messi inside the box at the DRN PNK Stadium with a lofted through ball.

And the 2022 World Cup winner made no mistake from close range after finding himself unmarked.

He chested the ball down before hammering home a volley beyond goalkeeper Drake Callender.

It sparked jubilant scenes from the fans and players, with Messi grabbing his fourth goal for Inter in just his third outing.

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Though unlike his previous match against Atlanta United, there was no ‘hold my beer’ celebration.

But his celebrations were short-lived, as the visitors equalised in the 17th minute through Cesar Araujo.

Messi then thought he had grabbed his second of the match just after the half-hour mark after jinxing his way into the box.

However his effort smashed against the post to leave the forward with his head in his hands.

Messi has been nothing short of sensational since joining Inter

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Messi has been nothing short of sensational since joining InterCredit: Getty

It capped an eventful start to the game after the clash was delayed by over 90 minutes.

Torrential rain had waterlogged the pitch, while lightning in the area forced the players into the dressing room.

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