Footage of Lionel Messi’s son, Mateo, scoring five goals goes viral as the youngster


  • Footage of Lionel Messi’s son’s goals for Inter Miami’s u9 side has gone viral 
  • The eight-year-old showed shades of his father before copying his celebration 
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Footage of Lionel Messi‘s son, Mateo, scoring five goals for Inter Miami’s under-9 side has gone viral.

The eight-year-old showed he was levels above his team-mates and opponents as he scored a handful of incredible solo goals which his father would be proud of.

Netting his first of the match, Mateo is filmed stepping up for a free-kick with his preferred right foot before firing into the top corner.

The youngster then ran off to celebrate, blowing a kiss to someone in the crowd – a nice nod to a celebration previously performed by his father.

While the free-kick was impressive by itself, this was just the start for Mateo in the match. 

Mateo Messi copied one of his father's iconic celebrations as he blew a kiss to the crowd

Mateo Messi copied one of his father’s iconic celebrations as he blew a kiss to the crowd

The youngster picked up the ball on the half-turn next, running past two of the opponents with ease before finding the same corner he had scored from the free-kick.

In the second half, Mateo showed shades of Lionel Messi himself as he picked up the ball with his back to goal before a silky turn left his defender.

With time and space that he created for himself, Mateo picked his spot as he left the goalkeeper standing to net his hat-trick.

Mateo’s fourth goal was as impressive as the rest as he brings down a pass with plenty of space before being rushed by defenders.

Killing the ball, the eight-year-old drops his shoulder to move onto his favoured right foot from the left side before firing in high and over the goalkeeper’s head.

For his fifth and final goal, the youngster brilliantly picks the ball up and shows some incredible close control before slotting into the bottom corner.

This might just be the most impressive performance from someone of his age and you have to feel sorry for the parents of the opposing players.

Messi’s son was simply unstoppable and has shown that he has the ability to follow in his father’s footsteps after an incredible performance for the Inter Miami youth side. 

Could we one day see Mateo Messi face off against Cristiano Ronaldo Jr?  



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