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Lionel Messi Lifts Inter Miami Pass New England 4-1

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New England defender Henry Kessler started the match for his 100th professional appearance across all competitions for the club. Revolution midfielder Dylan Borrero entered the match in the 81st minute to make his long-awaited return from a knee injury suffered one year ago. Photo Credit/ Christopher Winslow

Gillette Stadium—Lionel Messi and Inter Miami maintained their dominant form in MLS with a 4-1 victory over the New England Revolution. Messi showcased his brilliance with two goals, leading his team to victory in front of a record home crowd for New England.

With nine goals in seven games, Messi leads the league in scoring and also provided his seventh assist of the season, setting up Luis Suárez for Miami’s fourth goal.

Revolution defender Henry Kessler started the contest for his 100th professional appearance across all competitions for the club. Revolution midfielder Dylan Borrero entered the match in the 81st minute to make his long-awaited return from a knee injury suffered a season ago.

Despite New England’s early lead, Miami’s resilience and quality shone through, extending their lead atop both the Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield standings. Despite facing challenges including illness among players, Miami’s performance highlighted their strength and depth.

Manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino credited the team’s character and solid defensive display for their recent success, emphasizing their improvement with each game.

Photo Credit Christopher Winslow

After its disappointing Concacaf Champions Cup loss against Monterrey, Miami has now won three straight MLS matches, scoring 10 goals in the process.

“The key moment was the match against Sporting Kansas City,” Martino said. “Because we were coming in after facing elimination from Monterrey, and the team had to show character and they did it well.

“Now, we have three consecutive victories, two of them away. We are more solid every game. The rivals are reaching our box less and less, and meanwhile, we find ourselves top of the league as players return from injury.”

Scoring Summary:

NE – Tomás Chancalay 1 (Carles Gil 1) 1’
MIA – Lionel Messi 8 (Robert Taylor 2) 32’
MIA –Lionel Messi 9 (Sergio Busquets 3) 68’
MIA – Benjamin Cremaschi 1 (Lionel Messi 7) 83’
MIA – Luis Suarez 7 (Lionel Messi 8) 88’

Misconduct Summary:None

New England Revolution: Henrich Ravas; Xavier Arreaga, Henry Kessler, Andrew Farrell (Ryan Spaulding 72’); Nick Lima, Matt Polster (Ian Harkes 60’), Mark-Anthony Kaye (Dylan Borrero 81’), Emmanuel Boateng (Giacomo Vrioni 72’); Nacho Gil, Carles Gil ©, Tomás Chancalay

Substitutes Not Used: JD Gunn, Santiago Suarez, Jack Panayotou.

Inter Miami CF: Drake Callender; Tomás Aviles, Nicolas Freire, Franco Negri; Sergio Busquets, Lionel Messi ©, Julian Gressel (Benjamin Cremaschi 75’), David Ruiz, Marcelo Weigandt; Leo Campana (Luis Suarez 64’), Robert Taylor (Matias Rojas 75’).

Substitutes Not Used: CJ Dos Santos, Ryan Sailor, Noah Allen, Yannick Bright, Lawson Sunderland, Leo Afonso.