Lionel Messi scored twice and assisted on another goal to lead Inter Miami to a 3-1 comeback win over LAFC on Wednesday night.

The match was Messi's first in MLS since July 23, and he made an immediate impact. He opened the scoring in the 14th minute with a brilliant individual effort, dribbling past several defenders before firing a shot into the bottom corner.

LAFC equalized in the 33rd minute through Carlos Vela, but Inter Miami took the lead again in the 51st minute when Messi set up Gonzalo Higuain for a goal.

Messi then sealed the victory in the 83rd minute with his second goal of the night. He latched onto a pass from Federico Higuain and fired a shot into the bottom corner.

The win was Inter Miami's first in four games, and it moved them up to 10th place in the Eastern Conference. LAFC remained in first place in the Western Conference, but they lost their first game in four matches.

Messi's performance was a reminder of his quality. He was a constant threat to the LAFC defense, and he created several chances for his teammates. He also showed his leadership skills, rallying his team after they conceded the equalizing goal.

The win was a major boost for Inter Miami, who are still looking to find their feet in MLS. They have struggled to score goals this season, but Messi's arrival has given them a major attacking weapon.

It remains to be seen whether Messi can help Inter Miami to challenge for a playoff spot this season, but his performance against LAFC showed that he is still capable of producing magic.

Here are some other notable things from the match:

Inter Miami's other goal was scored by Bryce Duke, who became the youngest player in MLS history to score a goal in his debut.
LAFC's goalkeeper, Maxime Crepeau, was sent off in the 89th minute for a handball outside the penalty area.
The match was played in front of a crowd of 27,117, the largest crowd for an Inter Miami game at home this season.

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