Lionel Messi presented the eighth Ballon d’Or to the United States fans during a friendly match played by Inter Miami. However, the celebrations were dampened as the match ended in a 2-1 loss against New York City FC.
Despite high expectations, Lionel Messi seemed unfocused and lacked synchronization in his shots. One particular play stood out as a mistake, where he failed to score a goal that he would have easily made in the past.
The cameras captured the moment when Lionel Messi received a precise pass to score with Inter Miami, reminiscent of his iconic goal against Real Madrid. However, he struggled with the ball, attempted another kick, and ultimately fell on the grass.
The anticipated performance from Lionel Messi did not materialize, resulting in a loss for Inter Miami. It appeared that he was already looking forward to his upcoming vacation, as Inter Miami did not qualify for the Playoffs in Major League Soccer.
Lionel Messi’s Sporting Activity on Hold Until Next Year
Despite expectations of continued play with Inter Miami in friendly matches, Lionel Messi’s plans have changed. Inter Miami recently announced the cancellation of their tour in China. As a result, the Argentine star will spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve with his family, fulfilling a long-held dream.