Miami beat Charlotte 4-0 in the semi-finals. It would have been an imperfection if he did not score in such a match who scored and brought the disoriented team back into rhythm. The fortuneteller may not have wanted this imperfection. That’s why the last goal came from the feet of Lionel Messi. The goal of the football magician in the 86th minute of the match confirmed Inter Miami’s semi-final of the Leagues Cup.
Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami thrashed Charlotte FC 4-0 in the League Cup quarter-final at the DRV PNK Stadium on Saturday (August 12). Apart from Messi, two of the three goals were scored by Joseph Martinez and Robert Taylor. Another goal came from a mistake by an opposing defender, from a suicide.
Since the arrival of Lionel Messi, the face of Inter Miami has changed. The team, which had not seen a win in ten games before the arrival of Messi, has been completely transformed by the touch of the Argentine magician. After the arrival of the World Cup-winning star, this is the fifth consecutive victory for the Major League Soccer club. Not only that, but the team at the bottom of the league table is now dreaming of finishing the season with the title.
Miami went ahead from the penalty in the 12th minute of the match. Joseph Martinez put the team ahead from the spot kick. After joining Miami, Messi did not use it despite having the opportunity to take a penalty for the second time in a row. This time he gave the ball to his teammate Joseph Martinez.
Playing unstoppable football at home, Miami was ahead in everything from possession to attack. But Charlotte also tried hard. The North Carolina team has repeatedly failed to capitalize on offensive opportunities.
Robert Taylor doubled the lead for Miami in the 32nd minute of the first half. Tata Martino’s team ended the first half with a 2-0 lead.
Miami maintained the offensive edge in the second half. But success comes at the expense of opposing defenders. Charlotte’s Adilson Malanda’s own goal gave Miami a 3-0 lead in the 78th minute. And the last goal comes from Messi’s feet.
Four minutes before the last whistle of the match, Leonardo Campana’s extended ball was caught by Messi in an unguarded state inside the box. The Argentine World Cup winning star made no mistake sending it into the net from there. Messi’s team left the field with a big 4-0 victory.