Inter Miami set to play against Newell’s, Lionel Messi’s childhood club, in a friendly match on February 15th

On February 15, 2024, soccer fans will witness a historic match as Lionel Messi, star of Inter Miami CF, faces his childhood club Newell’s Old Boys in a preseason friendly match. This highly anticipated game will mark the first time Messi will play against the club where he first began his career as a football player. With both teams confirming the matchup, excitement is building for the event to be held at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This article provides an overview of the upcoming match and highlights the significance of the encounter for Messi, Newell’s, and Inter Miami CF.

Lionel Messi to face childhood club Newell’s Old Boys in preseason friendly

Lionel Messi, the star of Inter Miami CF, is set to play against his childhood club, Newell’s Old Boys, in a preseason friendly match in February. The match, confirmed by both teams on Monday, will take place at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 15.

This will be the first time Messi will play against the club where he started his football career, having played for Newell’s youth team in his hometown Rosario before moving to FC Barcelona at the age of 13.

Inter Miami coach Gerardo Martino will also face a familiar team, as he debuted as a player with Newell’s in 1980 and holds the record for most appearances in the club’s history. “I am delighted to welcome my beloved Newell’s to our home here in Miami. It will be a special match due to everything Newell’s Old Boys means to me,” said Martino.

The addition of this friendly match adds to Miami’s preseason schedule, which already includes six friendlies before the start of the MLS season. The team’s international tour will also see them play against the El Salvador national team, Al Hilal, Al Nassr, and a team of top players from the First Division league in Hong Kong before ending with a game at the Japan National Stadium against Vissel Kobe.

The match against Newell’s is a highly anticipated fixture and will be a good opportunity for both teams to prepare for the upcoming season.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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