Messi Lionel After scoring their second goal together, Sergi Busquets and Jordi Alba helped Inter Miami defeat MLS champion Los Angeles 3-1 at the BMO Stadium in Florida.
The goals from Leonardo Campana, Alba, and Facundo Farias negated Ryan Hollingshead’s effort for the home team.
With nine games left in the regular season, Miami is just nine points outside of a play-off berth after defeating the MLS Cup winners from the previous season.
Inter Miami has won the Leagues Cup and gone undefeated in their last 11 games since Messi made his debut on July 22.
The 36-year-old, seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has made 11 games for Inter Miami after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer, tallying 11 goals and claiming five more assists.
And in the decisive win on Sunday night, Messi claimed two of those assists.
In fact, Inter Miami’s second goal of the match has gone viral due to the link-up play involving Messi, Alba, and Busquets, three former Barcelona players.
Midfielder Busquets received the ball and slid a pass through the defence to find Messi at the feet.
The Argentine created a lot of space for himself and sent the ball behind the Los Angeles defence, where it was met by the charging Alba, who side-footed the ball into the net while going one-on-one with the custodian.
Of course, all three were a part of the wildly successful Barcelona team that shared the 2015 Treble.
Additionally, Hollywood royalty has expressed interest in them since their entrance in the MLS.
Prince Harry watched Messi and company on Sunday, seizing the chance to see the former Barcelona forward in person.
A “notable attendees list” also included stars Gerard Butler, Will Ferrell, Tom Holland, Toby Maguire, Owen Wilson, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
At the 22,000-seat stadium, performers Liam Gallagher, Selena Gomez, Tyga, BReal, and Nas were also there.