May 21st, 2024

Lionel Messi in Inter Miami’s starting 11 against CF Montreal


By The Canadian Press on May 11, 2024.

Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi (10) retrieves the ball from the net after scoring in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the New England Revolution, Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Mark Stockwell)

MONTREAL – Messi Mania has arrived in Canada.

Lionel Messi is part of Inter Miami CF’s starting 11 for Saturday’s Major League Soccer match against CF Montreal at Stade Saputo.

Messi – considered by many as the best player ever – is joined by fellow former FC Barcelona stars Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets in the starting lineup.

The 36-year-old Messi enters the match with 10 goals and 12 assists in eight league games after a record-setting one-goal, five-assist showing in a 6-2 win over New York Red Bulls last week.

Miami (7-2-3) leads the league standings with 24 points.

Meanwhile, Montreal (3-4-3) is 11th in the Eastern Conference with 12.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2024.

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