Fans are ecstatic to see this beardless Lionel Messi, who is reminiscent of the player who enjoyed scoring goals and winning multiple awards in his early years. Soccer fans are currently giddy with anticipation to see the “deadliest” Messi return to form.
A recent training session pictured Messi without his recognizable beard, causing a stir among soccer fans. Fans have warm memories of Messi, who first gained attention as a young prodigy at Barcelona.
Beardless Messi is back. 😅 pic.twitter.com/smbYPhknaV
— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) September 18, 2023
The clean-shaven Messi brings back memories of his historic treble-winning season in 2014/2015 with Barcelona when he racked up 58 goals and 31 assists in 57 appearances. It’s comparable to Messi’s 2008–09 renaissance, during which he made 51 appearances for Barcelona, scored 38 goals, and contributed 19 assists. One fan boldly claimed, “MLS ain’t ready”.
MLS ain’t ready
— Chinzeh (@chinzeh) September 18, 2023
Another ecstatic supporter exclaimed, “The deadliest Messi is back,” a sentiment echoed by countless others who believe that the Argentine maestro is poised for a resurgence. “The goat is about to cook,” read another comment.
The timing of the return of Lionel Messi is crucial for Inter Miami. Messi missed his first game since joining the team in July, and the team noticeably felt his absence as Atlanta United humiliated them 2-5 on September 16.
Inter Miami currently holds the 14th position out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference of the MLS. They need to move up to at least the ninth spot in order to qualify for the playoffs. On September 21, as Inter Miami prepares to play Toronto FC, all eyes will be on Messi, who now sports a beardless appearance, as he tries to rekindle his magical touch and motivate his team to victory.
Lionel Messi’s pizza preference sparks hilarious fan reactions
Lionel Messi’s recent Instagram story featuring his choice of pizza toppings left fans both puzzled and amused, sparking a lighthearted debate about the world-renowned player’s culinary preferences. In the photo, Messi’s pizza appeared to feature minimal toppings, with slices of tomato on a plain dough base.
Lionel Messi posts a video of him getting Pizza from a restaurant in Miami
Pretty much confirms he will NOT be playing for Miami in Atlanta tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Vr9GocjLTf
— MLS Buzz (@MLS_Buzz) September 16, 2023
The reaction from fans was swift and often humorous. One fan quipped, “Messi might be the greatest footballer of all time, but his pizza choice is up there with the worst”. Another remarked, “Messi just posted the worst pizza I’ve ever seen to his story. No scran”.
A third fan humorously commented, “Lionel Messi’s pizza order. The base looks like one of those early supermarket ‘build your own’ cardboard circles.”
Lionel Messi did not come all this way to the U.S. just to eat pizza that looks like this.
— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) September 16, 2023
Adding intrigue to this pizza saga was the fact that Messi’s order originated from a Miami restaurant, precisely when Inter Miami was scheduled to face off against Atlanta United. Fans couldn’t help but speculate about whether the 36-year-old soccer icon would miss the match due to his choice of dinner. Their speculations soon became reality, as Messi was notably absent from the Inter Miami squad for the game.