Messi played against his boyhood club, the gesture a Newell's player will do

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami played their last preseason game against Newell's Old Boys.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Lionel Messi played against Newell's Old Boys, his boyhood club.
Lionel Messi played against Newell's Old Boys, his boyhood club.
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Inter Miami have had a forgettable preseason tour ahead of the MLS season. Inter Miami played seven preseason games, where they only won 1 game, drew 2, and lost 4. Lionel Messi will look to start the MLS season well despite the poor preseason. The MLS season starts for them next Wednesday when they take on Real Salt Lake at the DRV PNK Stadium.

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The preseason tour started off calm as Inter Miami drew 0-0 with El Salvador. Then they suffered their first loss in the tour as they took a 1-0 defeat against FC Dallas. Inter Miami then traveled to Saudi Arabia to suffer two tough defeats against the best Saudi Arabian clubs. They first lost 4-3 against Saudi Pro League leaders Al Hilal and then lost 6-0 against Al Nassr, who are second in the league. Al Nassr was without Cristiano Ronaldo as well due to injury.

Inter Miami traveled to Hong Kong to play the Hong Kong XI. Lionel Messi did not play in the game, which caused anger among the Hong Kong fans, but his team won 4-1. Miami would play Vissel Kobe from Japan, and they drew 0-0, but the game went to penalties. They lost 4-3 on penalties at their last overseas preseason game. Their last preseason game was yesterday at home against Newell's Old Boys. The game ended 1-1, with Messi playing against his boyhood club. It was an emotional game for Messi as he saw some old friends like Ever Banega and Maxi Rodriguez. The Newell's Old Boys players were honored to play against Messi, and one of them revealed his plans after meeting Messi.

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Newell's OId Boys Franco Diaz will get a tattoo of him and Messi hugging after the game

Newell's Old Boys player Franco Diaz had a nice moment with Lionel Messi after the friendly game. There is a picture of him and Messi hugging, and the player plans to tattoo the image. Diaz said, "I'm going to get this hug tattooed; it's the best moment of my life. I always sided with him, and if someone spoke badly about him, he wanted to fight me. I told him I love him, that's how I feel. I'm going to be a dad, and I'm going to name my son Lionel. My wife knows she has no chance with it."

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