Inter Miami advances in the Leagues Cup thanks to the brilliant performance of Messi

Lionel Messi and Josef Martinez, the decisive duo in the advance of Inter Miami in the Leagues Cup


Lionel Messi, the Argentine soccer star who recently joined Major League Soccer (MLS), is showcasing his talent in stellar fashion in his new club, Inter Miami. In just three games, Messi has established Impressive pace and dominance in the game, making it clear why it is Considered one of the best footballers in history.

On Wednesday night, in a match of the 16th final of the Leagues Cup that started with a delay due to a storm, Messi shone in the classic of American soccer against Orlando City. This was the third Messi's meeting with his new team and, as expected, the third consecutive match in which he was noticed on the scoreboard.

The game started 95 minutes later than planned due to bad weather, but once underway, Messi soon showed up, scoring the first goal. at minute seven. The Argentine started his play in midfield and, after of receiving a high pass from Robert Taylor that beat several defenders, Messi controlled the ball with his chest and volleyed from the edge of the area girl.

Despite a momentary equaliser by Orlando, thanks to a goal from Uruguayan midfielder César Araujo, Miami retook the lead at three minutes of the second half when Josef Martinez scored from the point of penalty.

Messi scored his second goal of the match in the 72nd minute, when Taylor and Martinez organized a counterattack that left Messi in position to volley the ball from close range, beating Orlando goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. This it was Messi's fifth goal in three games, after also scoring against Cruz Azul and Atlanta United in the group stage of the tournament.

A possible second goal by Araujo in stoppage time was overturned by offside after a video-assisted review.

With this victory, Inter Miami now prepares to face FC Dallas in the knockout stages, after their 2-1 victory against Mazatlan Mexico.

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