Lionel Messi made history during his first game in the United States by becoming the first player in the history of the sport to score 700 goals that were not scored on penalty kicks. His first game with Inter Miami was also the occasion of the scoring of his 700th career goal.
The Argentine made an appearance for Inter Miami of the Major League Soccer and contributed to the team’s victory in the League Cup against Cruz Azul of Mexico. Inter Miami defeated Cruz Azul. In the dying seconds of the second half, Messi scored the game-winning goal for his team. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the 36-year-old player scored a fantastic goal with a free kick strike from outside the area..
When compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, who scores a non-penalty goal every 138 minutes, the pace at which Lionel Messi scores a non-penalty goal is the fastest. Messi scores a non-penalty goal every 121 minutes. The forward from Portugal is currently in second place in the tally with 686. The Saudi club Al Nassr is his current team, and he plays for them. Messi plans to participate in the most matches possible in the MLS in order to extend his lead over Ronaldo.
When Messi’s total of 700 goals is broken down, 621 of those goals were scored for the teams he played for, while the remaining 79 goals were scored for Argentina. With 105 goals scored in competition away from the penalty spot, Ronaldo is the leader in this category. Messi finished his career with 111 goals scored in regular play in the UEFA Champions League and 74 goals scored in club tournaments. His total of 436 goals in the league is also higher than Ronaldo’s total of 409 goals scored in his career.
Following the scoring of his 700th goal, Messi gave an interview to Apple TV and said, “What I saw was the goal.” When I spotted the net, I just knew that I had to make a goal.”
In addition, he mentioned the first game he ever played by saying, “It was the last play of the game, and I wanted to score so that we didn’t go to penalties.” Because this is a new tournament, this victory is going to give us confidence moving forward, which is why it was really crucial for us to obtain it.
This summer, Lionel Messi left Paris Saint-Germain and signed as a free agent with Inter Miami. During his time playing for European clubs, he was victorious in every competition. Recently, he was a member of the Argentine team that took home the trophy for the FIFA World Cup. This achievement will undoubtedly bring the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner a sense of satisfaction, and he may now set his sights on further success in the United States.