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Messi scores two records in Miami win – Shaqiri returns

Messi scores two records in Miami win – Shaqiri returns

Xherdan Shaqiri returns to Chicago in a partial appearance

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After the injury he suffered two weeks ago, Xherdan Shaqiri returns to the field in the return match against New England. However, the Chicago player could not prevent the 0-1 defeat.

Shaqiri came on as a substitute in the 65th minute, shortly before his team fell behind to the bottom team in the standings. The 32-year-old Swiss struggled with his teammates against the defeat, but nothing notable came of it. With just two wins from their first 11 games, Chicago sits in a disappointing 13th place in the Eastern Conference.

Topping the table is Inter Miami, which celebrated a 6-2 victory over New York Red Bulls. The standout player was once again Lionel Messi, who broke two MLS records. RECORD NUMBER ONE: Never before has an NBA player been involved in six goals for his team. Second record: With five assists, he provided more assists in a match than any player before him.

Messi wrote on Instagram, accompanying a celebratory photo of himself and his teammates: “Another important win at home to continue our good series.” The 36-year-old scored one goal himself in Round 12 at Chase Stadium, with the other goals scored by Uruguayan Luis Suarez (3) and Paraguay's Matías Rojas (2) after they trailed 1-0 at half-time. The home match was attended by approximately 21,500 spectators.

Messi, who was named MLS Player of the Month for April, has now scored at least one goal in six consecutive league games – and has ten goals and twelve assists after just eight games. With this win, Miami extends its unbeaten streak to six games and remains at the top of the Eastern Conference. Messi and Suarez top the scorers list with ten goals each.