Arguably the greatest to ever to do it showed once again that scoring and carrying your new team can be about as easy as breathing when you have other-worldly talent.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner wasted little time at DRV PNK Stadium, chesting down a sublime ball from Robert Taylor before slamming a shot past ‘keeper Pedro Gallese to open the score in the 7th minute. After Orlando leveled on César Araújo‘s 17th-minute strike, Miami retook the lead in the 51st minute via Josef Martínez‘s penalty-kick goal.
The Venezuelan then set up Messi in the 72nd minute, lifting a ball inside the box for the 2022 FIFA World Cup champion to put the game away with a close-range volley.
Three games in, and Lionel Messi is already the undisputed King of South Florida.