Music artist and actor Selena Gomez expressed her astonishment when Lionel Messi missed a scoring opportunity for Inter Miami during their match against Los Angeles FC on Sunday, September 3. Messi joined Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami earlier this summer as a free agent, following the expiration of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Since he arrived in the United States, the Argentine maestro has been captivating the footballing world with his dazzling performances.
Lionel Messi’s exceptional displays on the field have drawn a multitude of celebrities to the stadium in recent weeks. The showdown between Inter Miami and Los Angeles FC at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday was no exception. A-list personalities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Holland, and Meghan Markle were all in attendance. During the game, Messi had a golden opportunity to score but was thwarted by LAFC goalkeeper John McCarthy. Selena Gomez, who was also present at the match, reacted with disbelief to Messi’s miss. Her response was captured by the cameras and quickly went viral.
Here’s the viral video:
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Lionel Messi had an influential game with two assists
Despite Lionel Messi’s missed scoring opportunity, he showcased his playmaking prowess by delivering two crucial assists during the game, contributing to his team’s 3-1 victory. The scoring action commenced in the 14th minute when Facundo Farias found the back of the net for Inter Miami. Then, in the 51st minute, Jordi Alba capitalized on a Messi assist to add another goal to the scoreboard. The Argentine maestro continued to shine as he set up Leonardo Campana for the third goal in the 83rd minute. LAFC managed to salvage a consolation goal in the 90th minute, with Ryan Hollingshead finding the target.
Recently, Messi’s former teammate Neymar Junior opened up on ‘living through hell’ at PSG. “I was very happy for the year he (Messi) had, but also very sad, because he lived both sides of the coin. He realised a dream with Argentina and won everything, but at PSG he lived through hell. We both did,” the Brazilian noted.