Two of the most famous sports figures meet in New York. Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi meets Grand Slam champion -23- Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic.
The man responsible for portraying and exposing the meeting was businessman Jorge Mas, one of the principal owners of Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami team. The Cuban made no secret of his joy at being reunited with the two legends.he wrote on his Twitter account “What a night!” (What a night!, Spanish) beside Two emojis of goatalluding to “GOAT” (meaning goat in English), which is the abbreviation of Greatest Of All Times (“best ever” in Spanish).
Noel had just defeated young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz at the Cincinnati Masters 1000 and now he will face the U.S. Open in Cincinnati, a tournament he has won three times (2011, 2015 and 2018). The second seed in the US Championship will start his match against Frenchman Alexandre Muller (Racquet No. 85 in the world).
La Pulga then traveled to New York to play his first MLS game against the Herons. This Saturday at 8:30 pm, they will go to the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey to face the New York RB.
Although the team led by Gerardo Martino has undergone fundamental changes since the world champions arrived in Qatar in 2022, winning the Carabao Cup and reaching the final of the US Open, the fact is that they find themselves They were in an uncomfortable position in the local competition, as they were last in the Eastern Conference with 18 points, 14 points behind the Montreal Impact, and finally qualified for the playoffs.
Inter Miami’s schedule shows their next game against Nashville SC on Wednesday, August 30, before they travel to Los Angeles to face LAFC on Sunday, September 3. Next, Messi is expected to play against Ecuador and Bolivia within the framework of the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico under the command of Scaloni. Fort Lauderdale does not count against the “10” when it plays Kansas City on Saturday, Sept. 9.
It’s worth remembering that this isn’t the first time the two athletes have overlapped in the same scene. Djokovic was there when Paris Saint-Germain won the Ligue 1 title. The tennis player was in the French capital while attending Roland Garros.