Lionel Messi scores outrageous goal as Inter Miami reach final

Lionel Messi scored a 30-yard long-range stunner as Inter Miami beat Philadelphia Union 4-1 to enter the Leagues Cup final.

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Messi netted a long-range stunner in the 20th minute of the game against Philadelphia Union. Inter Miami claimed a convincing 4-1 victory to reach their first major final in the history of the club. Josef Martinez, Jordi Alba, and David Ruiz scored the other three goals for Inter Miami. Messi has scored nine goals since joining the Major League Soccer (MLS) earlier this summer. All nine of Messi's goals have come in the Leagues Cup, a competition in which 47 sides from the MLS and Liga MX participate.

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Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez scored the opening goal of the night in just the third minute. Lionel Messi doubled the lead for Inter Miami only 17 minutes later. The World Cup winner pulled off an incredible strike from beyond the penalty area to bag his only goal of the night. Jordi Alba scored his maiden Inter Miami goal late in the first half to earn a 3-0 lead for his side. Philadelphia Union pulled one back through Alejandro Bedoya but it couldn't change the result of the fixture. David Ruis put the cherry on the top for Inter Miami in the 84th minute of the semi-final tie. Inter Miami will next feature in the Leagues Cup final against Nashville SC who defeated Mexican side Monterrey 2-0.

The Argentine superstar shared a beautiful message on Instagram after helping Inter Miami in reaching the final stage of the Leagues Cup. "We worked our way to the finals and we made it! We're still on the last step at the Leagues Cup," Messi wrote.

"They're only going to get better...": Philadelphia Union coach after the match

Inter Miami have been unbeaten since Messi made his debut against Cruz Azul last month. Philadelphia Union coach Jim Curtain is impressed with Inter Miami's magnificent winning streak. "They're only going to get better. That Miami team is gonna go. Their ownership is going to spend like crazy. They're going to make them the best team in the league. They might already be the best team in the league. That's coming and I don't think anything's stopping them," Curtain said to the Associated Press.

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