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New Delhi: Lionel Messi’s third match against Inter Miami was a complete Messi escapade. The early goal alleviates a 90-minute rain delay that sent fans into a frenzy. Two near misses made the fans miss even more. A silly yellow card after a first-half foul and a jaw injury that left Messi sidelined for a while […]

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Aug 3, 2023 11:53 IST
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New Delhi: Lionel Messi’s third match against Inter Miami was a complete Messi escapade. The early goal alleviates a 90-minute rain delay that sent fans into a frenzy. Two near misses made the fans miss even more. A silly yellow card after a first-half foul and a jaw injury that left Messi sidelined for a while after the clash.

Messi Mania at DRV PNK stadium

Messi paced back and forth with the opposing team’s best players, including a Squabbled all the way to the locker room at halftime. And even more to argue with sharp eyes, because the adrenaline and the joy of competition flowed into him so smoothly, even when Messi stopped the game with his second goal.

Messi secure two goals

Messi scored in two halves while Josef Martinez netted from the penalty spot early in the second half as Inter Miami defeat MLS rivals Orlando City 3-1 at DRV PNK Stadium on Wednesday night. Messi Mania took the soccer world by storm starting his MLS season with five goals and three wins from three home games.

Inter Miami enter round of 16

After winning the group stage, Inter Miami hosted Orlando City SC in the Round of 16 and won 3-1. Messi scored twice against Orlando – in the 7th minute and the third goal in the 72nd minute.

Messi’s Inter Miami to face FC Dallas

Group runners-up FC Dallas had to beat Liga MX side Mazatlán FC in the Round of 16 to host Inter Miami. FC Dallas also kept their end of the deal, winning 2-1. Due to League Cup rules, FC Dallas will host Inter Miami despite being lower than the group, as the semifinal between the two MLS clubs will go to the team with the better 2022 MLS spot. FC Dallas made the MLS Cup finals and Inter Miami was one of the worst teams in the league in 2022.

So, ‘Bienvenido’ Messi! This will be Messi’s first match for Inter Miami, played away from the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

Next Inter Miami’s fixture

When will Messi and Inter Miami face FC Dallas?

The game between Inter Miami and FC Dallas will be played on Sunday, August 6.

 

First published on: Aug 03, 2023 11:53 AM IST

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