Behind the scenes of Inter Miami's League Cup celebrations

Inside Inter Miami’s Leagues Cup celebrations: David Beckham joins locker room party as Lionel Messi and Co pop champagne and drench manager Tata Martino after penalty shootout victory over Nashville

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David Beckham joined Inter Miami players in their Leagues Cup celebrations from inside the team’s locker room on Saturday night, as Lionel Messi and his teammates drenched manager Tata Martino with a bottle of champagne after winning the final.

‘Today is celebrated,’ shared Inter Miami’s official X account in Spanish along with footage of players going wild, just hours after the team edged out Nashville in what was a tense and dramatic penalty shootout at Geodis Park in Tennessee. 

Along with Messi, Miami’s left-back, Jordi Alba, defensive midfielder Victor Ulloa, and star striker Josef Martinez were seen popping the bubbly while wearing ski masks in a bid to not get any spray in their eyes. 

Bucked of Coors Light – an American beer – were also spotted on a table from inside the dressing room, with the Leagues Cup standing tall in the midst of all the alcohol. 

The 48-year-old Beckham, who co-owns the Herons along with Jorge Mas, dropped by to pose for a group picture with Messi, Alba and Sergio Busquets – Inter Miami’s essential three stars and Barcelona contingent who all arrived at the club earlier this summer. 

Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham posing with the Leagues Cup trophy and Lionel Messi

Inter Miami players put the club’s first piece of silverware in the midst of a table full of beers

Inter Miami players popped champagne onto their manager Tata Marino at a press conference

Inter Miami beat Nashville in the Leagues Cup final in Tennessee after a tense penalty shootout

The former England captain donned a navy blue suit and tie as he crouched down next to Messi while holding the Leagues Cup. The World Cup winner even wrapped his arm around Beckham, 48, while posing next to Busquets and Alba. 

Reggaetón music was also blasted from inside Miami’s locker room as players filled up the Leagues Cup trophy with beer and partied the night away.  

Tata Martino was taken by surprise while answering questions from reporters in a postgame press conference, when Martinez, Ulloa and others arrived in full voice and with several bottles of champagne to spray their manager. 

Martino was drenched when he got up from his chair and hugged Martinez. 

Right-back DeAndre Yedlin was also seen laughing with teammates while enjoying the team’s festivities. 

Inter Miami players posing with the Leagues Cup trophy from inside the team’s locker room

Jordi Alba, L, & Josef Martinez, posed for a selfie on the pitch of Geodis Park with their medals

Players wore ski masks to avoid getting any bubbly into their eyes while popping bottles open 

Reggaetón was also blasted from inside Miami’s locker room as players partied the night away

Saturday’s man of the match & Inter Miami goalkeeper Drake Callendar with the Leagues Cup

The Leagues Cup trophy was eventually sealed in a black case and loaded onto the Inter Miami’s private plane when it was time to leave Tennessee for South Florida. 

Saturday night’s man of the match and Inter Miami goalkeeper Drake Callendar, who saved two spot kicks in the penalty shootout to gift the club with its first ever trophy in its five-year history, was spotted posing for pics with the cup before boarding the team’s plane. 

Messi has now scored 10 goals in seven matches with his new club, which is in last place in the MLS Eastern Conference with a record of 5-14-3. 

Now on a seven-match winning streak, Inter Miami faces Cincinnati next in another US domestic cup competition — the US Open Cup. 

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is expected to make his MLS debut against the New York Red Bulls later this month on August 26. 

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