Inter Miami celebrates Lionel Messi's EIGHTH Ballon d'Or victory with the man himself - after flying back from Paris for practice on Tuesday morning!

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By Leocciano Callao For Dailymail.Com

Published: 14:45 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 15:45 EDT, 31 October 2023

Lionel Messi did not return overmuch clip to observe winning nan Ballon d'Or connected Monday night.

After receiving his eighth Golden Ball successful Paris, Messi, 36, was backmost successful Fort Lauderlade, Florida training pinch his MLS squad connected Tuesday morning. 

Inter Miami posted pictures of nan squad celebrating Messi successful their believe facility. Messi posed pinch nan squad and embarked successful a playful defender of grant while different players popped confetti and held trim retired signs of nan number eight. 

'Bienvenido a casa, ganador,' (Welcome home, winner) nan nine captioned.

On Monday, Inter Miami president and co-owner David Beckham presented Messi pinch nan Ballon d'Or. Messi won nan prestigious grant complete Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, and Kevin de Bruyne. 

Lionel Messi received a defender of grant from his Inter Miami teammates connected Tuesday morning

Messi led Inter Miami to winning nan Leagues Cup and appearing successful nan US Open Cup final

Messi has won nan Ballon d'Or 8 times; 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021, and 2023 

Messi's declare to nan Ballon d'Or came from his heroics astatine nan FIFA World Cup successful December. Messi scored 7 goals for Argentina successful nan tournament, including 2 successful a melodramatic last against France. Shortly after, Messi near Paris Saint-Germain successful a grounds breaking woody to subordinate Inter Miami successful MLS.

Despite missing nan MLS playoffs, Messi's effect was contiguous arsenic Miami was astatine nan bottommost of nan convention earlier his arrival. 

Within 2 months, Messi led Miami to their first nine trophy aft winning nan inaugural Leagues Cup successful August. 

In September, Inter Miami appeared astatine nan US Open Cup last but mislaid to nan Houston Dynamo. 

As for nan MLS regular season, Messi only played successful six games owed to injuries and world duties. Through those games, he scored a extremity and 2 assists.

Inter Miami will embark connected a Chinese tour successful November. The Herons are scheduled to face Qingdao Hainiu FC successful Qingdao, China connected November 5, followed by Chengdu Rongcheng successful Chengdu, China connected November 8.

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