"Victory in the Clasico" - Lionel Messi reacts on Instagram after Inter Miami 5-0 Orlando City; David Beckham responds

Lionel Messi (left) and David Beckham
Lionel Messi (left) and David Beckham

Inter Miami attacker Lionel Messi has reacted to his team's 5-0 MLS home win over Orlando City on Saturday (March 2).

Former Barcelona striker Luis Suarez bagged a seven-minute brace to put the Herons two-up inside 11 minutes, and it would be one-way traffic from there. Robert Taylor made it 3-0 in the 29th minute to effectively end the game as a contest.

Messi joined the party after the interval, bagging his first MLS brace in his ninth outing, as the Herons led 5-0 shortly after the hour-mark. There were no more goals, with the result a foregone conclusion.

Luis Castro's side are atop the Eastern Conference with seven points from three games. Messi, meanwhile, posted on Instagram after the win (as translated from Spanish):

"Great game by all and victory in the Clasico!!!"

Co-owner David Beckham reacted to the post:

"Florida is pink"

Here's the screenshot of Beckham's comment on the Argentine's IG post:

Screenshot of David Beckham's comment on Lionel Messi's Instagram post
Screenshot of David Beckham's comment on Lionel Messi's Instagram post

Inter Miami are unbeaten in three league games this season, having beaten Real Salt Lake 2-0 in their opener before drawing 1-1 at LA Galaxy in their next.

How Lionel Messi has fared for Inter Miami this season

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has made a good start to his 2024 season with the Herons, whom he joined on a free transfer last summer after 19 years in European football.

Following an 11-goal debut campaign in American football, the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner experienced a quiet full season, scoring just once in six games. However, he has hit the ground running in the 2024 MLS campaign.

Although he didn't score in their opening-day home win over Salt Lake, the 36-year-old provided the assist for Robert Taylor's 39th-minute opener. Messi then bagged a last-gasp 92nd-minute equaliser at the Galaxy to force a share of the spoils after 10-man LA had taken a 75th-minute lead through Dejan Jovetic.

Following his brace at home to Orlando, the Argentine has three goals and an assist in three games - all in the MLS - this season. Inter Miami next take on Nashville away in the CONCACAF Champions Cup Round of 16 first leg on Thursday (March 7).

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