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Thursday June 13, 2024

Lionel Messi loses impressive three-year record as Inter Miami beaten by Atlanta United

Argentine player scored his 11th goal of season, yet he couldn't save Inter Miami from defeat

By Web Desk
May 30, 2024
Inter Miamis 3-1 loss to Atlanta United saw a remarkable Lionel Messi record come to an end. — AFP/File
Inter Miami's 3-1 loss to Atlanta United saw a remarkable Lionel Messi record come to an end. — AFP/File

Inter Miami's three-year winning streak came to an end as star player Lionel Messi was unable to stop Atlanta United from winning their first home game of the Major League Soccer season, SportsBible reported.

The Argentine player scored his 11th goal of the season just after an hour of play, yet he couldn't save Inter Miami from getting defeated by United 3-1 on Wednesday.

Despite scoring in the game, Messi actually lost a long-standing personal record in the defeat, as it was the first time since May 16, 2021, that he had lost a club game he had scored in.

The current Ballon d'Or holder last lost while scoring in another home defeat, as he led Barcelona to a 2-1 loss against Celta Vigo.

The record shows what an incredible effect Messi has on the teams he plays for and how important his goals are in determining a team's victory or defeat.

As Inter Miami leads the Eastern Conference after 17 games and has amassed more points than any other team in the MLS, Messi has been having a fantastic first full season in the United States.

The 36-year-old has been joined by his former Barcelona teammates, Jordi Alba, Luis Suarez, and Sergio Busquets, all of whom have made big impacts for Miami.