Lionel Messi was on course to truly turn around Inter Miami‘s miserable season. His arrival revolutionized the team, leading to their first trophy and an appearance in another final.
WATCH: Messi’s beautiful goal at Argentina practice
Their impressive performances had them feeling like they had a more-than-good chance to make the MLS playoffs despite starting so poorly, but a Messi hamstring injury derailed what they had worked so hard for.
Messi returned to action over the weekend for Miami’s season-ending loss to FC Cincinnati. Though he didn’t play the whole game, he did enough to allow him to travel to Argentina ahead of their World Cup qualifying matches.
On Tuesday, video surfaced of a simply phenonemal goal by Messi in practice with his national team squad.
Messi might not be ready for a full 90 minutes, but even at less than 100 percent he can still provide us with moments of pure magic.
Argentina face Paraguay at home on Thursday night before traveling to Peru for a Tuesday match. The reigning World Cup champions have started their qualifying campaign with a perfect six points out of six.
Messi scored the winning goal against Ecuador in the last international break before sitting when they took on Bolivia. It’s up in the air as to whether he will start either of Argentina’s upcoming matches.