How Many Ways Can Messi Create Magic in Fort Lauderdale?
Fans attending the DRV PNK Stadium on Friday night must be thinking about Lionel Messi and Inter Miami’s next match against Charlotte FC in the League Cup quarterfinals, a tournament including teams from Major League Soccer and Liga MX.
Inter Miami was only 10 minutes away from being eliminated in the 16th round in Dallas, but Messi salvaged a 5-3 victory with a comeback penalty kick. After Dallas scored a spectacular own goal to tie the game at 4-3, Messi triggered the shootout with a free kick in the 85th minute. This strike was likened to Cruze Azul’s last-second free-kick victory in Inter Miami’s debut. Messi also assisted and scored Inter Miami’s opening goal against Dallas.
Messi, Messi, Messi! We like Lionel Messi’s goals, but there’s so much more to enjoy about him. – Likesh
Lionel Messi scored two goals and drew a yellow card in Inter Miami’s most recent home game. – Likesh
Messi leads the competition with seven goals in four games. Except for two, his shots have all been on target.
Messi has scored 13 goals for the redesigned Inter Miami, which is tied for first place in the competition with Sergio Busquets and Robert Taylor. This is a big test for Charlotte, who allowed the most goals (40) during the regular season. Charlotte has six league championships, one more than Miami. Messi, Busquets, and Jordi Alba, on the other hand, have yet to make their MLS debuts
Scroll down for the most recent match updates.
10:30 PM | Messi’s goal propels Inter Miami to a 4-0 victory over Charlotte FC.
Lio Campana demonstrated some nifty dance around the custodian in the 87th minute, and Messi finished it off nonchalantly, extending the advantage to 4-0, which proved to be the final score.
Messi has eight goals in five games since his arrival.
10:20 PM | Inter Miami increases their lead to 3-0.
Inter Miami took a 3-0 lead when Adilson Malanda’s effort to stop Messi’s pass resulted in an own goal.
9:30 PM | Inter Miami leads Charlotte 2-0 at halftime.
Herons lead 2-0 thanks to goals from Joseph Martinez and Robert Taylor.
Inter-Miami has 65% possession versus 35% possession for Charlotte.
Inter Miami also has a 3-2 edge in shots, including a 3-0 advantage in shots on goal.
Charlotte’s coach, Cristian Lattanzio, spoke briefly with Apple TV about his team’s need to “stay patient” during halftime.
Inter Miami will most likely welcome Charlotte in the second half after trailing by two goals.
9:15 PM | Inter Miami’s advantage is doubled by Robert Taylor.
Inter Miami’s second goal came via a long ball from Sergio Busquets to Dendry Yedlin, who overlapped on the right side.
Yedlin fired a low cross toward the penalty spot as Robert Taylor charged forward. In the 32nd minute, Taylor expertly tucked it into the bottom left corner.
Taylor has made an important contribution since Messi’s arrival. This was his fourth goal of the League Cup season.
Messi had just taken a close-range shot that Kristian Kahlin saved.
9:00 p.m. | Inter Miami scores first.
Harrison Afful’s foul on Dixon Arooyo resulted in a penalty kick, which Joseph Martinez converted for a goal in the 12th minute.
Martinez’s shot barely inside the left post beat the custodian.
A few seconds earlier, Inter Miami had a solid claim for a penalty when a ball from Ben Kremaschi was handled, but the referee allowed the action to continue.
Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m.
Lionel Messi and Inter Miami face Charlotte FC tonight on Apple TV+ in an attempt to advance to the League Cup semifinals.
Inter Miami will meet Philadelphia Union on Tuesday night if both clubs advance.
If Philadelphia loses to Queretaro in Mexico, local supporters will have another chance to watch Messi at DRV PNK Stadium on Tuesday night. The Philadelphia game was postponed due to power outages.
Despite the heat and humidity, the weather appears to be ideal. Messi encountered rainy days in Fort Lauderdale, particularly during his initial visit, as well as the hurricane season.
Another large audience, probably sold out, looks to be there.
6:30 PM | Messi has postponed
the start of his first regular-season MLS encounter with Inter Miami.
The match between Miami FC and Charlotte FC, which was originally set for August 20th, has been postponed indefinitely after both teams advanced to the League Cup quarterfinals. – Related Media
Where can I get the Inter Miami game?
Fort Lauderdale’s DRV PNK Stadium.
Where can I watch the Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC match online?
7-day free trial of Apple TV+
Is Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC being televised?
The game between Inter Miami and Charlotte FC is not accessible on any network or cable TV package. It is only available for streaming
Is it possible to listen to Inter Miami on the radio?
WQBA 1140 AM (Spanish), 790 The Ticket (English).
Online radio stations include Inter Miami App, Audacy (English), and Univision (Spanish).