Four-year-old Mateo has proven that he inherited a lot of his fatherѕ talentѕ

Lionel Messi’s sons, Mateo and Ciro, were spotted playing on the pitch after the Argentina captain’s highly anticipated debut for Inter Miami against Cruz Azul.

The 36-year-old rocked US soccer as he kickstarted his MLS career with a dramatic, late winner on Saturday.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner curled a stunning free kick into the top left corner to avoid the match-up going to penalties at the death.

Ciro Messi, Mateo Messi, Lionel Messi, Inter Miami, Cruz Azul
Lionel Messi’s sons were another attraction for the fans after the Argentine’s debut for Inter Miami. Credit: @marca
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Messi’s 94th-minute goal gave Inter Miami a 2-1 win in the Leagues Cup game, Mirror Football reported.

After the match, it was an adorable scene as the veteran’s young boys, undoubtedly inspired by their legendary father, enjoyed some playful moments on the hallowed turf.

Inter Miami sink to rock bottom ahead of Messi unveiling

Inter Miami sink to rock bottom ahead of Messi unveiling

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The heartwarming sight was a reminder of the beautiful bond between a football icon and his children, capturing the joy and magic football brings to families worldwide.

With the Copa America being held in the USA next year, Messi has plenty to look forward to with Argentina as well as his club, whose next game is at home to Atlanta on Tuesday.

Beckham emotional after Messi’s winner

Sports Brief reported that Inter Miami co-owner, David Beckham was in tears after watching Messi score a match-winning free kick on his debut in Major League Soccer.

The England and Manchester United legend could not hide his admiration after a beauty of a goal, which reminded him of his playing days when he aced the set pieces.

LeBron James attends Messi’s debut

Sports Brief also reported that celebrities flocked to DRV PNK Stadium to watch Messi play, including Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, who made the trip to Miami to see his fellow sports icon play.

He was seen entering the arena wearing a hat, white shirt, and shorts. The main star of the show, however, was the Argentine, who was loudly cheered when he arrived at the stadium ahead of his debut.

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