‘Wasn’t stay going silent’ – Messi engages into a furious fight with LA Galaxy’s Edwin Cerrillo

Lionel Messi of Inter Miami and Edwin Cerrillo of LA Galaxy got into a violent argument during an exciting clash in California, according to GOAL. Messi struggled throughout the game in front of a star-studded crowd, and he didn’t really make an impact until the 92nd minute when he scored a key equaliser to tie the score against their MLS rivals, who were down a man.

Lionel Messi in front of the Inter Miami logo, Edwin Cerrillo in front of the LA Galaxy logo

Throughout the hotly contested match, the tension built up until Messi got into a verbal altercation with former USMNT U23 player Cerrillo in the first half. Luis Suarez, a Galaxy midfielder, was initially involved in the exchange, which soon attracted Messi and led to heated words and glares.

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Reflecting on the encounter, Edwin Cerrillo shared his perspective with TyC Sports, expressing his surprise at Messi directing words his way. He recounted, “First I was surprised that he was talking to me, so I didn’t understand the first thing he said to me, nor did it register with me. He was serious and at that moment I knew I needed to stay calm, because it was early in the game. He knows what he’s doing and maybe he wanted to get into my head. And like with anyone, I wasn’t going to stay silent. And when Suarez and [Sergio] Busquets came to defend him… well, it’s nice, but it’s part of football and at that moment was when I had to be calm. What was said will remain with me, it is something that I will always have in my mind and I will keep that.”


With his thrilling late goal, Lionel Messi opened his 2024 scoring account and gave Inter Miami supporters a taste of what to expect as the team aims for success on several fronts. The match against LA Galaxy demonstrated the rivalry between the two teams and reinforced Messi’s resolve to leave a lasting impression, adding a noteworthy chapter to his MLS career.

ImageImageImageImageImageLa bronca entre Messi y Cerrillo. (AFP)Lionel Messi scores in injury time, and Inter Miami salvages a 1-1 draw  with the LA Galaxy | National Sports | clintonherald.com

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