Lionel Messi Accelerates to the Top Three Scorers of Inter Miami in Record Time

MIAMI, August 2, 2023 – Lionel Messi’s incredible prowess on the field has consistently produced awe-inspiring statistics and shattered records throughout his illustrious career. However, the latest feat achieved by the 35-year-old football icon might just be one of the most mind-boggling accomplishments yet. In an astonishing display of skill, Messi has catapulted himself into the top three scorers of Inter Miami’s history in a mere six matches.

Having joined David Beckham’s Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, Inter Miami, Messi has already secured a remarkable nine goals, accompanied by an additional assist, all within just six matches. What’s more astonishing is that this feat has been achieved in only five starting appearances, as Messi has yet to participate in a single minute of league football. The feat becomes even more astonishing considering that Inter Miami, though a relatively new club founded in 2020, has been active for three and a half years.

The Argentine football legend has already etched his name into the annals of football history as Barcelona’s all-time leading scorer, assist maker, and appearance leader. Now, Messi appears to be setting his sights on achieving similar feats at Inter Miami.

Inter Miami all time leading scorers

Gonzalo Higuain29
Leonardo Campana16
Lionel Messi9
Robert Taylor9
Josef Martinez9
Lewis Morgan7
Rodolfo Pizarro7
Ariel Lassiter6
Brek Shea6
Robbie Robinson6
Indiana Vassilev5

Intriguingly, Messi’s aspirations may soon lead him to break Inter Miami’s single-season scoring record. This record was set by Gonzalo Higuain, who scored 16 goals in the year 2022. With Messi a mere seven goals away from equalling this record, and with a considerable portion of the MLS season remaining, it’s a target well within his reach. Notably, had Messi taken penalty duties, his goal tally in Miami could potentially have been two goals higher.

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Former Argentina teammate Gonzalo Higuain, who retired in the previous summer, currently holds the top spot in Inter Miami’s all-time scoring list, having netted 29 goals between 2020 and 2022. Following him is Leonardo Campana with 16 goals, and while Messi continues to actively play for the club, he could certainly set his sights on overtaking Campana by the end of the current MLS season. Messi’s impressive start in the US has seen him maintain an extraordinary goal-scoring rate of 1.5 goals per game – a statistic that far surpasses the contributions of his fellow teammates.

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