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Messi scores late as Miami hold LA Galaxy 1-1

Updated on: 27 February,2024 07:45 AM IST  |  Carson, California (USA)
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After executing a give-and-go pass sequence with Alba, his long-time Barcelona teammate, Messi slid forward and chipped a shot into the roof of the net above Galaxy goalkeeper John McCarthy

Messi scores late as Miami hold LA Galaxy 1-1

Lionel Messi after his goal against LA Galaxy on Sunday. Pic/AFP

Anyone who thought Lionel Messi and Inter Miami would steamroll over the rest of Major League Soccer this year has already been proven wrong by the upstart LA Galaxy.


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Messi was still brilliant enough to keep Miami unbeaten after an early-season test from another marquee MLS club. Messi scored in the second minute of second-half injury time off a pass from Jordi Alba, and Miami salvaged a 1-1 draw with the Galaxy on Sunday night.


Dejan Joveljic scored in the 75th minute for the Galaxy, who were close to delivering a surprising early-season blow to Messi and his new MLS powerhouse—but with LA down to 10 men, the Argentine superstar worked another bit of magic.

After executing a give-and-go pass sequence with Alba, his long-time Barcelona teammate, Messi slid forward and chipped a shot into the roof of the net above Galaxy goalkeeper John McCarthy.

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