Argentina’s revered World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi continued his exceptional streak since arriving in the United States, adding another goal to his tally as he propelled Inter Miami to a commanding 4-0 triumph over Charlotte FC.
Messi’s scintillating form was on full display as he notched his 8th goal in the Leagues Cup, propelling Inter Miami into the semi-finals, where they are set to square off against Philadelphia Union next Tuesday.
Sharing the pitch with Messi was seasoned Ghanaian defender Harrison Afful, a pivotal presence for Charlotte’s team. Despite his commendable efforts during the match, Afful found himself on the unfortunate side of the result, experiencing disappointment as his team faced defeat.
However, amid the post-match emotions, an unexpected privilege awaited the 37-year-old Ghanaian. Following the final whistle, Afful was granted the unique opportunity to exchange jerseys with Messi, a cherished moment that surely held significance for both players.
🇬🇭 Harrison Afful and Lionel Messi swapped jerseys after Inter Miami beat Charlotte 4-0 in the quarterfinals of the Leagues Cup.pic.twitter.com/O2bdx7vNlV
— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) August 12, 2023