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It won’t take long for Lionel Messi to win his first title on the other side of the Atlantic! Transferred to Inter Miami at the start of the summer, the Argentine captured the League Cup on Saturday night after defeating Nashville in an endless penalty shootout (10–9), after scoring his team’s only goal of the game. was (1)-1), his 10th in seven appearances.
While raising the trophy, he insisted on returning the captain’s armband to normal wearer DeAndre Yedlin. The right-back at first refused, then succumbed to pressure from the number 10, eventually refusing to lift the League Cup into the skies of Nashville’s Geodis Park. A beautiful image to watch in the video below.
great gesture from messi
Leo Messi 🇦🇷 who raises former Inter Miami captain DeAndre Yedlin to give him the armband and give him the honor of lifting the trophy.
Now that’s class!
— News Foot (@ActuFoot_) 20 August 2023
to sum up
Winner of his first trophy in the United States last night, Lionel Messi made a wonderful gesture for his team captain. Before lifting the trophy, he returned the armband to the general captain who wanted to give it to him.