They played together, he made Messi cry and now they can play together again at Inter Miami

Lionel Messi could play with a former teammate from FC Barcelona again at Inter Miami.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Lionel Messi looks to the crowd while wearing the Inter Miami jersey. The Inter Miami badge and a mystery player is below him.
Lionel Messi looks to the crowd while wearing the Inter Miami jersey. The Inter Miami badge and a mystery player is below him.
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Lionel Messi has been happy at Inter Miami since he feels more relaxed and gets to play with teammates that he used to play with at FC Barcelona. His teammates, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba, have helped the Argentine star and Inter Miami find success in the 2024 MLS Season so far, and now Messi could have another former teammate joining this summer. Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez is the player that could become an option this summer for Inter Miami. Sanchez has played a season with Inter Milan, but his contract expires on June 30th, and he will not stay with the Italian champions. Diario AS reports that Sanchez has many options to choose from when playing next season, including Inter Miami in the MLS. The other options he has are River Plate, Trabzonspor, Parma, or a return to his former club, Udinese.

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The 35-year-old forward played a total of 33 matches for Inter Milan this past season across all competitions, which includes the Serie A, the Champions League, and the Italian Super Cup. He scored a total of four goals and provided five assists this past season for Inter Milan. He won the Serie A title and the Italian Super Cup this season. This was his second spell with Inter Milan, and he played a total of 142 matches for them throughout his career, scoring 24 goals and providing 28 assists.

Alexis Sanchez and Lionel Messi played a total of 117 matches together at FC Barcelona. They combined for 24 goals together for three seasons from 2011 to 2014. Together at FC Barcelona, they won the FIFA Club World Cup, a La Liga title, a Copa Del Rey, and two Spanish Super Cups.

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The time Alexis Sanchez made Lionel Messi cry

Although they were good teammates together at FC Barcelona, on the international level, they were rivals in South America. Sanchez won the Copa America on two occasions in a row with Chile against Messi’s Argentina. Messi, at the time, never won a major trophy with Argentina, and Sanchez’s Chile prevented him from winning one. After winning the 2015 Copa America in Chile, Sanchez and Chile won it back-to-back in the 2016 Copa America Centenario in a penalty shootout against Argentina, where Messi missed. Messi cried after Chile won on penalties again.

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