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Inter Miami vs Newell's Old Boys Historic Friendly

On February 15, a historic event in the history of football took place. The U.S. team from the city of Miami, Inter Miami, played a friendly against the Argentinian team Newell's Old Boys, from the city of Rosario.

This happened because Lionel Messi plays for the Florida State team, and he had his beginnings in the sport as a child in the Argentine club. A club of which he is still a fan of today and which he says still has a very special place in his heart. Also, the manager of Inter Miami is Tata Martino, former manager and professional player of Newell's, another reason why the fans dreamed of that day.

The final score of the match was a 1-1 draw. At the end of the friendly match, Leo Messi posed for photos with all the Newell's players, exchanged words of affection, hugs and swapped jerseys.

Undoubtedly, the event will go down in soccer history and in the memory of all the fans who watched it on television or who travelled more than 14,000 kilometers to be part of the long-awaited match. The streets of Miami were dressed in red and black, the colors of Newells with fans of Leo's Argentinian club cheering non-stop. First time in history that a non-national team from South America travels to North America to play a friendly match.

By By Marina Chauffaille