Miami, US, July 21 (EFE).- Lionel Messi made a dream debut at Inter Miami on Friday by netting the winning goal in his team’s 2-1 win against Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup opener.
The Argentinian icon scored the decisive goal from a sensational free kick in the 94th minute.
Messi came on as a substitute for Benjamin Cremaschi in the 54th minute amid huge anticipation at the DRV PNK stadium.
Earlier, Robert Taylor gave Inter Miami a lead with a goal in the 44th minute but Uriel Antuna equalized for Cruz Azul 21 minutes later.
Just when it looked as if the match was going to end in a draw, Messi gave the first glimpse of his magic to Miami.
Messi dedicated the win to his Inter Miami teammate, Ian Fray, who went off the field in the 29th minute after sustaining what looked to be a serious injury. EFE