Fans record David Beckham’s frantic reaction to Lionel Messi’s free-kick against FC Dallas marking an unbelievable comeback.d19
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Fans record David Beckham’s frantic reaction to Lionel Messi’s free-kick against FC Dallas marking an unbelievable comeback.d19

David Beckham’s frantic reaction to Lionel Messi’

Lionel Messi struck another incredible free-kick for MLS side Inter Miami on Sunday night, and David Beckham’s reaction was captured on camera by a fan.

It was another memorable night for Inter Miami and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, who confounded expectations once again with a game-winning effort against FC Dallas in the Leagues Cup.

So far, the 36-year-old forward has made his debut with a 94th-minute free-kick against Cruz Azul, two goals against Atlanta United, and two goals in a 3-1 win against Orlando City.

And on Sunday evening, the World Cup winner added another brace to his already-impressive score against FC Dallas.

Beckham celebrates with his wife Victoria

Messi opened the goal for Inter Miami in the sixth minute, latching onto a Jordi Alba pass and striking into the bottom corner with his characteristic left foot. How many times have we witnessed him doing this?

After some wild back-and-forth on the scoreboard, Messi equalized to make it 4-4 with another world-class free-kick, sending the game to penalties.

Former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain forward managed to get the ball over the wall before nestling it into the upper right-hand corner of the net from the tightest of angles.

Dallas goalie Maarten Paes tried his hardest to get a fingertip on the strike, but few goalkeepers in the world could have stopped it.

Moments later, as Messi and his teammates sprinted towards the center circle, Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham could be seen in the grandstand celebrating with his family.

Even he seems surprised by what was going on. Check out his reaction in the video below.

Beckham, who was in tears after witnessing Messi’s game-winning free kick against Cruz Azul last month, recently revealed how he was able to sign one of the greatest players of all time.

Speaking to The Athletic, he explained: “I never thought I would have the same feeling as an owner as I had when I was a player.

“When I got the phone call, I had the feeling I had when I walked out at Old Trafford or Wembley. I was like, ‘We’ve just beaten all competition to sign the greatest player to ever play our game’.”

Beckham disclosed how he managed to secure Messi after the World Cup winner announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain.

“It all came from a conversation over a glass of wine at dinner,” Beckham said.

“I turn to Jorge [Lionel Messi’s father] and say, ‘One day, we need Messi to come to our club’. It was probably when we first met… That was 10 years ago. So it was always in my mind.

Fast forward to September 2019 and Beckham engaged in a secret meeting with the pair in Barcelona.

“We got on a plane and flew to Barcelona from London secretly,” explained Beckham.

“Then obviously Jorge (Mas) did an incredible job creating a narrative around what he could do for the sport in this country, what he could do for MLS and what he could do for Inter Miami.”

Inter Miami would go on to win their Leagues Cup clash against FC Dallas 5-3 on penalties, with Lionel Messi slotting away his spot-kick with ease.

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