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Lionel Messi scores in MLS debut to secure Inter Miami win

Lionel Messi taps in the goal to give Inter Miami a 2-0 lead in his MLS debut.

Lionel Messi marked his long-awaited MLS debut with a late goal to put the seal on a 2-0 win for Inter Miami at the New York Red Bulls on Saturday.

After playing nine games in just over a month following his arrival in South Florida, leading his new team to the Leagues Cup title and the final of the U.S. Open Cup, the 36-year-old was handed a well-earned rest and began the game on the substitute's bench as Miami returned to league play in New Jersey.