SportsLionel Messi receives stunning light show tribute in Inter Miami friendly match in El Salvador

Lionel Messi receives stunning light show tribute in Inter Miami friendly match in El Salvador

Lionel Messi in a friendly match with Salvador
Lionel Messi in a friendly match with Salvador
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7:43 AM EST, January 20, 2024

It's been six months since Lionel Messi started playing for Inter Miami. Messi made the move from Paris Saint-Germain to the American club after leading his home country to World Cup victory.

Lionel Messi appears to be content with his move. At Inter Miami, he finds a supportive coach, cooperative team members, and honor wherever he travels across the Atlantic.

This is especially obvious in Latin countries. On Friday night, Eastern Time, Inter Miami participated in a friendly match in El Salvador. This was their second official warm-up game ahead of the upcoming season. The match lacked excitement and ended in a stalemate, with no goals.

Messi captained Inter Miami on the field and played for 45 minutes. During halftime, the captain of the Argentine national team was replaced by Facundo Farias. The player received the highest acclaim from enthusiastic Salvadoran fans. The hosts revealed their surprise during the match - a tribute to the multiple Golden Ball award winner.

An impressive light show was set up at a city high point. The focal point was Lionel Messi, depicted in his signature pose wearing his number "10" jersey - his usual celebration after scoring a goal.

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