The captain of Inter Miami, Lionel Messi, has responded to his team’s thrilling comeback victory over FC Dallas in the Leagues Cup round of 16 matches on Monday.
Messi’s team managed a penalty shootout win to register a slot in the quarter-final of the competition.
The former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward scored the opener during the clash at the Toyota Center as he netted from the edge of the penalty area from a Jordi Alba pass.
Inter Miami, though, trailed by three goals to one in the 63rd minute as Facundo Quignon, Bernard Kamungo, and Alan Velasco got on the scoresheet for FC Dallas.
Benjamin Cremaschi did manage to pull one back for Inter Miami some minutes later before an own goal from Robert Taylor made the score 4-2.
There was time for more drama as the game ended in a stunning way after Marco Farfan scored an own goal and Messi then netted a fabulous free-kick to make the scoreline 4-4.
Inter Miami went on to win the game 5-3 on penalties and Messi converted the first spot-kick for his team.
Taking to Instagram, Messi insisted that his team fought until the last moment, thanking the people of Dallas for the love they gave to Inter Miami.
The Argentine wrote: “We fought until the last moment and at the end we got another win!! One more step. Thanks to all the people in Dallas for the love.”
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