Messi on fire against the New York Red Bulls, with five assists and a goal

Messi on fire against the New York Red Bulls, with five assists and a goal
Messi on fire against the New York Red Bulls, with five assists and a goal

Inter Miami largely beat (6-2) the New York Red Bulls this Saturday in MLS thanks to a gala Lionel Messi. The Argentinian signed five assists, also scoring a goal.

Five assists and a goal, all in one half. This is Lionel Messi’s record during Inter Miami’s 6-2 victory against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday in the North American MLS championship. The “Pulga” was not the only one to shine during this match played in Florida since his Uruguayan teammate Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick.

Messi began his festival while his franchise was trailing 1-0 at the break: after having delivered a first “dice pass” to the incoming Matias Rojas, in the 48th, the eight-time Ballon d’Or himself allowed in Miami to take the advantage two minutes later, on a pass from… Luis Suarez.

Suarez not surprised by Messi

After a double for Rojas, the former infernal duo of FC Barcelona had a field day, the Uruguayan scoring three times in less than 15 minutes, from the 68th to the 81st. “Obviously, what we saw today may be surprising, because it’s not something we see (normally) in football… But as a teammate, and to know him well, nothing don’t surprise me coming from him”, reacted Luis Suarez, 37, about the performance of his attacking friend.

This statistical performance, unheard of in MLS, allows the Argentinian to increase the number of his goals to 10 and his assists to 12 in eight matches played. Thanks to this success, Inter Miami maintains the lead in the Eastern Conference, with 24 points in 12 matches. New York RB is 4th with 17 points in 11 games.

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