Inter Miami also lost on Messi’s joining day. Lionel Messi announced that he will join Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami after confirming his departure from PSG last June. On Saturday (July 15), the Argentine superstar signed an official contract with the club. However, the MLS club could not make the arrival of Messi memorable in the field game.
Lionel Messi’s new club is losing one after another. Even on the day the World Cup-winning superstar joined the club, Miami could not break the cycle of defeat. Gerardo Martino’s side lost 3-0 at St. Louis on Saturday. After conceding 2 goals in the first half of the match, Miami scored 1 more goal in the second half.
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Inter Miami is having a bad time in the Eastern Conference of MLS. Even on the day one of the greatest stars in football history joined the club, they couldn’t welcome him with a win. Despite maintaining the dominance of the midfield, Miami could not score even 1 goal. On the other hand, 3 goals have been digested and complete the 16th period of failure.
Samuel Adeniran scored a goal in the 28th minute of the match at City Park to put Ant Lewis ahead. Tim Parker doubled the lead for the hosts in the 40th minute.
On this day, Inter Miami, who took 10 shots with the ball at their feet 64 percent of the time, managed to limit only 3 shots. The visiting Galaxy could not take a big test of the opponent’s goalkeeper, let alone a goal. On the contrary, they scored another goal in the 86th minute. Eduard Lauren put the final nail in Miami’s coffin.
At this rate, Miami’s position remained at the bottom of the points table. Messi’s new club has won only five of 22 matches. Messi’s current team is the lowest among 15 teams with 18 points. Miami scored 22 goals and conceded 36 goals.
Messi will make his debut against Cruz Azul in the League Cup match on July 21 (Friday).