Lionel Messi is heading to Music City after scoring a stunning strike from 35 yards to lead Inter Miami to an emphatic 4-1 victory over Philadelphia Union to reach their first-ever League Cup final.

They will face Nashville, who beat Monterrey 2-0 in the other semi-final in Saturday’s final showdown.

The stunning goal was Messi’s ninth goal in six games since joining the MLS side.

Miami made a whirlwind start with Messi’s strike partner, Josef Martinez, scoring in just the third minute, latching onto a long ball and rifling home into the far corner.

It was a dream start for Miami in one of the toughest games on paper the team has faced since Messi arrived a month ago against last season’s MLS runner-up.