Lionel Messi: Every goal, assist and key moment so far this season at Inter Miami
Lionel Messi’s impact on MLS side Inter Miami has been profound, and the Argentine currently has 11 goals in 11 games alongside five assists.
The World Cup winner made the move to America after leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract - the first time he has played his club football outside of Europe - and his arrival has sparked a frenzy of excitement around the league.
Messi has also delivered on the pitch, with a stunning series of moments already since making his first appearance in July.
Here’s a rundown of every goal and assist from the season so far.
16th September, Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami (MLS)
Messi didn’t play in this match for the first time since his debut, and the side suffered their first loss (5-2).
3rd September, LAFC vs. Inter Miami (MLS)
Messi failed to score in his side’s 3-1 win but contributed to the scoreline with assists for Facundo Farias in the 14th minute and Leonardo Campana in the 83rd.
Lionel Messi fires in the winning goal from a free-kick (Lynne Sladky/AP)
30th August, Inter Miami vs. Nashville SC (MLS)
No goals or assists, 0-0 draw
26th August, New York Red Bulls vs. Inter Miami (MLS, debut)
Messi scored a late goal to impress on his MLS debut in the 89th minute to make the final score 2-0 and end their 11-game losing streak in the league.
23rd August, Inter Miami vs. FC Cincinnati (U.S. Open Cup, semi-finals)
He was not on his usual goal-scoring form but nonetheless helped his team to reach another final.
Lionel Campana scored a header in the 68th minute from a Messi free-kick to move the away side within one goal at the TQL Stadium. He then linked up with Josef Martinez , who scored Miami’s second goal from a header and gave