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Lionel Messi Makes MLS History In Exciting Match Against New England Revolution

In yesterday’s exciting 4-1 win against the New England Revolution, Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi made MLS history after scoring his eighth and ninth goals of the season. 

Inter Miami 4-1 win over New England Revolution on 365Scores app
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Who scored in yesterday’s match?

Inter Miami had a rocky start to the match as Tomás Chancalay found the back of the net and secured a goal for the Revolution under a minute into the game. 

This goal gave the New England franchise the momentum and lead they needed at the beginning of the match if they hoped to beat the Miami franchise. 

In the 32nd minute of the match against the Revolution, the Argentinian native scored a goal for his club, marking his eighth goal of the 2024 MLS season. After tying the two clubs, Lionel Messi managed to score another goal in the 67th minute of the game, marking his ninth goal this season. 

Lionel Messi in match against New England Revolution
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Following the club’s rocky start, the 36-year-old turned the game around for Miami. 

Benjamín Cremaschi and Luis Suárez both managed to find the net in the latter half of the match, boosting Inter Miami to four goals over the New England Revolution’s single goal that game. 

Lionel Messi makes MLS history

As the Inter Miami sensation clinched his eighth and ninth goals of the season against the New England Revolution, he became the first player in MLS history to win five consecutive matches with multiple goal contributions. 

Lionel Messi player profile on 365Scores app
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The South American clinched a mix of goals and assists in the last five matches, marking this new MLS feat. 

Additionally, Lionel Messi helped bring a once struggling team sitting at the bottom of the rankings last season to the top of the rankings this 2024 MLS season. 

With the addition of the 36-year-old to the Miami franchise in the middle of the 2023 season, Inter Miami and fans alike had high hopes that the addition of the Argentinian sensation would significantly improve the Miami club.  

Lionel Messi endured a scar tissue injury that caused him to sit out of crucial matches last season, causing Inter Miami to sit in the 14th ranking of the Eastern Conference at the end of the season. 

The 36-year-old entered this 2024 season ready to compete, as he has amassed nine goals and four assists throughout his seven appearances in the first 11 matches of the MLS season. 

With the addition of Messi’s former Barcelona teammates Jordi Alba, Luis Suárez, and Sergio Busquets, the Miami franchise now finds itself sitting at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference rankings. 

A once struggling club has changed its fortune thanks to Lionel Messi and his former Barcelona teammates. 

New England Revolution’s record-breaking numbers

Not only did Lionel Messi make history following yesterday’s match, but the New England Revolution accomplished a new feat with a historic home-attendance record of 65,612 fans at Gillette Stadium. 

This feat surpassed the club’s prior home-attendance record of 61,316 fans when the New England Revolution hosted the 2002 MLS Cup

This record-breaking attendance came just two weeks after Lionel Messi and Inter Miami competed against Sporting Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium, drawing in 72,610 fans, recording the fourth-largest crowd in MLS history. 

It will be interesting to see how this MLS season plays out and how Messi’s presence can affect both the Miami franchise and the MLS as a whole. The Argentinian native has already made MLS history and boosted his club to the top of the league while drawing in thousands of fans to the matches he competes in.

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