(VIDEO) Lionel Messi’s reaction the goal that eliminated Inter Miami of MLS playoffs
Inter Miami lost on the return of Lionel Messi. Messi entered at 55 minutes with the game tied at zero, but the Herons ended up losing 1-0 against Cincinnati at the DRV PNK Stadium and were left with no mathematical chance of qualifying for the Playoffs, a mission that seemed impossible a few months ago and which could have been realized if the top winner of the Ballon d’Or (7) did not suffer the injury that ended up keeping him out of four games.
Although it was a duel with many scoring chances for both sides and several goals in the development, the only goal of the match ended up being scored by Argentine Álvaro Barreal in the 78th minute with a cross shot. Quickly, the broadcast focused on Messi and the man from Rosario complained effusively, although it is not known if that anger was against one of his teammates or against the referee to request an offside that was finally confirmed did not exist.
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The pink franchise was able to tie it at the captain’s feet via free kick, but on this occasion the ’10’ lacked precision and failed to dress as a hero. Thus, Inter lost their first match with Lionel on the field and added their fifth match without victory.
What had Álvaro Barreal said about Messi before the game?
The Vélez Sarsfield player is one of Leo’s admirers who had the chance to face him, but the added value is that he had already done so in the semifinals of the US Open Cup. In this context, in the preview of tonight’s clash He stated: “There is a good chance that if he doesn’t play right away, he will surely have minutes. I also don’t think there is any tactic to stop it. Concentration is essential because at any moment he can do something and change the game.”
Likewise, about the first time he played against him, he said: “I fulfilled a dream, just meeting him, taking a photo and I was lucky enough to be able to play against him. Obviously he suffers because he is Messi and I had to mark him. “It was a very tough game.”