Lionel Messi continues to make headlines in the United States of America. Inter Miami have now made it to the US Open Cup final, having won over Cincinnati on penalties.
Of course, the Argentine magnifico recently won the Leagues Cup 2023 with the club. And he’s now on the verge of lifting another trophy with the Herons.
Cincinnati weren’t an easy opponent for Inter Miami on Thursday. They were leading 2-0 in the first-half, but Messi single-handedly changed the game in the second-half.
The US Open Cup final means a lot to Inter Miami. And they will face either Salt Lake or Houston on September 27th, gunning for a new trophy this campaign.
Despite winning as a result of penalties. It’s safe to say that Lionel Messi has now single-handedly led Inter Miami to another cup final, one week after lifting the Leagues Cup.
Lionel Messi’s stats vs Cincinnati
86% pass accuracy
100% dribbles completed (5/5)
5 chances created (2 big)
1 shot on target
2 ball recoveries
Apparently, the Argentine magnifico wasn’t on the scoresheet on Thursday. However, he literally orchestrated everything from the midfield, showing off his playmaking skills.
At the moment, the former Barcelona captain has registered 3 assists for Inter Miami. His 10th assist in the year 2023, and his 359th senior career assist in the world of football.
Lionel Messi’s stats at Inter Miami so far
13 goal contributions
18 dribbles completed
14 chances created
17 ball recoveries
Having qualified for the US Open Cup final. The Argentine captain remains undefeated since his arrival at Inter Miami, making waves in all competitions.
In all fairness, Lionel Messi was enough to choose the MLS side over Saudi Arabia. He has been making headlines since his arrival at Inter Miami.
After spending many years in Europe’s top-5 leagues. Messi continues to show off his playmaking skills in the United States of America in all competitions.
Lionel’s effect on the Herons is very obvious. Inter Miami are still unbeaten in all competitions with the Argentine magnifico in the squad this campaign.
After recently lifting the Leagues Cup. Lionel Messi is set to reach a new milestone at the club. Because he’s currently in the US Open Cup final with the Herons.
The seventh Ballon D’or winner is close to winning his 2nd trophy with Inter Miami. Which means his 45th trophy in his professional football career.
Speaking of players with the most trophies won in Europe’s top-5 leagues. Messi is now currently above Dani Alves, but he’s not the one with the most trophies in football history.
As a result, Lionel may reach a new milestone by winning his 45th title. When they face Houston or Salt Lake in the US Open Cup final on September 27th.
Even though he’s now outside Europe’s top-5 leagues. Lionel Messi remains the favorite to win the 2023 Ballon D’or, helping the Herons in the United States of America.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup champions remain unstoppable at Inter Miami. He’s now with 2 tournaments, 2 finals with the Herons, looking forward to his 45th title in his career.