Lionel Messi Sets New Guinness World Record After Brace for Inter Miami
- Lionel Messi set a new Guinness World Record in his second appearance for Inter Miami
- The 2022 FIFA World Cup winner netted twice in Inter Miami’s win versus Atlanta United
- Messi joined the MLS franchise in the summer after two years with Paris Saint-Germain
Lionel Messi loves making history everywhere he goes.
The 2022 World Cup champion was utterly outstanding in a blowout win over Atlanta United, combining with Robert Taylor in a statement Inter Miami triumph.
According to Goal, Messi scored two of Inter Miami’s goals in the 4-0 Leagues Cup win against Atlanta United, netting twice within the first 22 minutes of the match.
His second goal in the game is reported to have set a new Guinness World Record after it became the most-watched live event in the history of the United States.
The video has reportedly garnered over 3.4 billion views, another milestone set by the 36-year-old superstar following his move to the MLS this summer from Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi's 2nd goal vs Atlanta United becomes the most watched live event in the History of USA (3.4 billion).pic.twitter.com/y5rwYEEL8M
— Wessi (@_Wessinho) July 26, 2023
Messi has now scored three goals in his first two appearances for the David Beckham co-owned team since completing his move to the Floridians.
Messi reveals new goal celebration
Meanwhile, Messi has unveiled a new goal celebration after netting twice to help Inter Miami overcome Atlanta United in the Leagues Cup on Tuesday night, Starcoded reports.
After netting his second for his new team, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner stood still and held out his hand towards the franchise’s co-owner, Beckham.
Lionel Messi celebrating a goal.pic.twitter.com/2yDW7mTwm2
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) July 26, 2023
The Manchester United legend was captured smiling back at his new superstar as Messi continues to impress since making the move to the MLS this summer.
World records held by Messi
Earlier, Starcoded reported on Messi holding numerous Guinness World Records and how the Inter Miami star is expected to earn more before he retires.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has already bagged 34 trophies and titles at the club level, making him one of the most decorated footballers ever.
Internationally, Messi has won the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Copa América, and the CONMEBOL titles, and he also has seven entries in the Guinness Book.