Serena Williams and LeBron James are just some stars who witnessed Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami debut. Other notable people in the crowd at the DRV PNK Stadium include team co-owner David Beckham, his wife Victoria, and Kim Kardashian.
Kardashian came with her son Saint, excited to see his favorite player. James and Messi hugged before the game, according to the best pay per head. In addition, James shared the moment in an Instagram post. He welcomed Messi and said it was good to be in the presence of greatness.
According to Sportsbook PPH reports, Messi came off the bench in the 54th minute. The score was even at 1-1. However, Messi gave the victory to Inter Miami via a free kick in the 94th minute.
Messi’s Inter Miami Debut
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner capped off his debut with a fantastic curling shot over the Cruz Azul goalkeeper and into the upper corner of the net. Messi, the seasoned soccer great who has won it all, was fouled in the dying seconds. He grabbed his head and turned over onto his stomach. The infraction was blatant. Messi claimed he felt an immediate need to score upon sighting the goal. It was also the final play of the game. He hoped a goal would keep them from having to take any penalties.
According to sportsbook software experts, Beckham seemed near to tears after the winning goal. On the other hand, the camera caught Williams enthusiastically celebrating the 36-year-free-kick old’s goal.
Beckham said that he thought it was the way to win the match after the referee awarded the free kick. Also, he described the night as memorable for people in the stadium. In addition, he said it is a meaningful moment for the country and the league.
After seeing it on social media, James was among American athletes who praised the free kick. Messi Mania is now ongoing in the United States.