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Lionel Messi Shreds New England Revolution

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Inter Miami CF showcased their dominance with a resounding 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night, continuing to build momentum early in the regular season. The match witnessed a record-setting performance from captain Lionel Messi, who etched his name in MLS history books with a brace and an assist.

The evening unfolded with Inter Miami playing in front of a record crowd at Gillette Stadium, with 65,612 fans setting a new attendance record for a New England Revolution home game.

Inter Miami’s starting XI saw two changes from their previous win over Nashville SC, with notable returns from injury for attackers Leonardo Campana and Robert Taylor. Messi led the attacking line alongside Taylor, flanking striker Campana.

The hosts took an early lead in the first minute, but Inter Miami quickly responded with Taylor providing a crucial assist to Messi in the 32nd minute, leveling the score at 1-1. Messi’s goal marked his eighth of the regular season and his 10th across all competitions, setting a new MLS record for the most goal contributions in a player’s first seven games of a season.

The second half belonged to Messi, as he continued his scintillating form. In the 68th minute, a precise through ball from Sergio Busquets set up Messi for his second goal of the night, giving Inter Miami a 2-1 lead. This goal made Messi the first player ever to register five consecutive matches with multiple goal contributions.

Inter Miami further solidified their lead with goals from substitutes Benjamin Cremaschi and Luis Suárez, sealing a convincing 4-1 victory. Cremaschi, making only his third appearance this season after recovering from surgery, capitalized on a rebound in the 83rd minute to extend the lead, while Suárez added the final flourish with a sublime finish.

The win keeps Inter Miami atop the Eastern Conference standings as they look ahead to their next challenge against the New York Red Bulls at Chase Stadium on May 4th.

Head coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino praised his team’s performance, highlighting their confidence and dynamic play. With Messi leading the charge, Inter Miami CF continues to make waves in the MLS, showcasing their title credentials early in the season.

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