Lionel Messi breaks MLS record in front of historic crowd in New England

65,000 in attendance at Gillette Stadium for Miami’s 4-1 winMessi has 16 goal contributions this season

Lionel Messi scored two goals to excite a New England Revolution-record crowd, leading Inter Miami CF to a 4-1 victory on Saturday night.

Messi didn’t disappoint the crowd of 65,612 that filled Gillette Stadium, scoring on a left-footed kick from deep inside the box for his ninth goal of the season, breaking a 1-all tie in the 68th minute.

In fact, he made a little history, too. Miami posted on X that he was the first player in MLS history to record 16 goal contributions in his first seven games of a season.

“Obviously, he’s done it his whole life. We expect it from him,” said teammate Benjamin Cremaschi, who scored the third goal after Messi’s shot was stopped. “He makes it look so easy. We’re just happy that we have him by our side. When he has the opportunity, he takes it.”

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