Antonela Roccuzzo took to social media to express her delight as her husband Lionel Messi led Inter Miami to Leagues Cup glory on Saturday (August 19).
The Leagues Cup final between Inter Miami and Nashville SC went to penalties after they drew 1-1 in regulation time. Gerardo Martino’s men won 10-9 in the shootout, with all 11 players from both teams taking a spot-kick. Victor Ulloa failed to convert for the Herons, while Randall Leal and goalkeeper Elliot Panicco missed for the Boys in Gold.
Lionel Messi, 36, dazzled for Miami once again, putting them in front with a stunning strike in the 23rd minute. He also took the responsibility of taking the Florida-based club’s first penalty in the shootout and converted it, imparting confidence to his teammates.
The Argentinian icon helped the Major League Soccer club win the first trophy. The triumph at Geodis Park also saw the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner become the most decorated player of all time. Messi later wrote on Instagram:
“CHAMPIONS! Very happy to get the first title in this club’s history. Everyone’s hard work and commitment made it possible. Hopefully, this is just the beginning. Let’s go Inter Miami!”
Antonela Roccuzzo, meanwhile, was delighted to see her husband succeed once again. The social media influencer reacted to Messi’s achievement by sharing his Instagram post, along with five raising hands emojis, signifying her happiness.
Lionel Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo was in attendance for Leagues Cup final
Lionel Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their three children moved to the United States when he joined Inter Miami last month. The superstar’s family, especially Antonela, has had his back throughout the Leagues Cup campaign.
It’s worth noting that Roccuzzo was in attendance for Inter Miami’s Leagues Cup final against Nashville SC. She shared a picture of herself wearing the Herons’ kit alongside Sergio Busquets’ better half Elana Galera on Instagram story.
Messi, meanwhile, had an exceptional Leagues Cup run with Inter Miami despite only joining them last month. The Argentinian icon bagged 10 goals and one assist in seven games, and finished as the top scorer in the tournament, three more than anybody else.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner will now turn his attention towards the US Open Cup. Inter Miami are scheduled to face Cincinnati in the semifinal of the competition on Wednesday (August 23). The winner of the game face Houston Dynamo or Real Salt Lake in the final.