Lionel Messi’s debut with Inter Miami CF was nothing short of spectacular. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner wowed the crowd at the sold-out DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Among the famous faces in attendance were Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, and tennis legend Serena Williams.
Messi made his entrance in the 54th minute and sealed the deal with a game-winning stoppage-time free kick, leading Miami to a thrilling 2-1 victory. Beckham and James were right there, witnessing the magic unfold before their eyes. Their reactions to the final play of the game were priceless.
LeBron James took to Twitter to express his amazement, tweeting, “INCREDIBLE!!!!” Fans who watched the action from afar also chimed in on the fairytale ending. Carli Lloyd tweeted, “Fans who watched the action unfold from elsewhere also weighed in on the storybook ending,” accompanied by a link to the game highlights. Patrick Mahomes II and Patrick Beverley also joined in on the excitement, tweeting their astonishment at Messi’s performance.
It was a truly unforgettable debut for Lionel Messi, leaving fans and fellow athletes in awe of his incredible skills.