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It was great news for Messi fans this week, as Apple+ TV and the MLS confirmed the start date of the new Lionel Messi documentary series. The show, titled “Messi Meets America”, will give an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the seven-time Ballon D’Or winner’s new life in the United States.
How was it crossing the Atlantic to play in a new league? What was it like to reunite with Barcelona teammates and former manager? The Messi story is set to be told like never before.
When will the Lionel Messi documentary launch?
The first three episodes of the series, produced by SMUGGLER Entertainment in association with Major League Soccer, will have a global premiere on 11th October. The focus will be on the World Cup Champion’s arrival in South Florida to play for MLS side Inter Miami, after over twenty years playing in Europe.
With the success of similar reality docuseries such as Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing, which has shown life at the world’s leading football clubs, this is sure to engage fans.
How to watch Messi Meets America: UK?
The show will be broadcast worldwide on Apple TV, the same place you can catch Inter Miami’s latest MLS games. Apple TV has become home to the MLS for the next 10 years, and reports suggest it was a key factor in Messi’s move from Paris Saint-Germain.
The trailer is already available on YouTube, for those making the decision whether to subscribe to the paid service.
How to watch Messi Meets America: International?
Just as the MLS rights were sold globally to Apple TV, so is the license to air this documentary. That means the only place to be able to catch this peek into Messi’s arrival in America will be on Apple TV.
Unlike his upcoming MLS game against Chicago Fire you don’t necessarily need to purchase the MLS Season Pass to be able to watch this programming.
What can we expect from Messi Meets America?
Since arriving in Miami we have seen Lionel Messi open up to interviews more so than in previous years, but that has been mostly limited to one-on-one interviews. Here we will get to see how the star interacts with his new teammates, how he faced the challenge of coming to team that was bottom of the table.
There will be interviews with club owners, such as David Beckham, and also the protagonist himself. This will be interspersed with Leagues Cup and MLS action, and the final three episodes are still in production. The filmmakers must be hoping for a fairytale ending, and more silverware for Leo.
Of course, as with All or Nothing, we know that the club won’t allow all their secrets to be revealed, especially in the middle of a heated playoff race. Nevertheless, it is a great opportunity to see one of the world’s best athletes in an environment that is usually closed off to the cameras.
Often described as out of this world, by fans and commentators alike, this is a chance to catch the human side of one of the greatest players of all time.
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