In an exciting match, Inter Miami won 3-1 against Orlando City in the Leagues Cup. Lionel Messi was the star of the game, scoring two goals and helping his team advance to the next round.
The game was delayed because of heavy rain, but eventually, it started an hour and 35 minutes later than planned.
Messi showed his brilliance early on, scoring a goal in just seven minutes. He received a great pass and kicked the ball with his left foot, making it 1-0 for Inter Miami.
Orlando City fought back and equalized with a goal from César Araujo. But Inter Miami took the lead again when Josef Martínez scored from a penalty kick.
When the game seemed balanced, Messi struck again. He received an excellent pass and scored his second goal, making it 3-1 for Inter Miami.
Since Messi joined the team, Inter Miami has been winning all their matches. They also won their first two games with Messi’s help.
Inter Miami topped their group, and Orlando City won their group too. Both teams have a good record in the Clásico del Sol, with Orlando City having five wins and Inter Miami with four.
Next, Inter Miami will face Dallas FC in the round of 16, and it won’t be easy. If they progress further, they might meet the Mexican champion, Pachuca, in the quarterfinals.
The Leagues Cup is an exciting competition that brings together teams from the MLS and the Mexican League. Teams like Los Angeles FC and Pachuca are strong contenders for the trophy.
Messi’s outstanding performances have boosted Inter Miami’s confidence in the Leagues Cup. Fans are excited to see more of his magic on the field. The knockout stage of the Leagues Cup promises more thrilling matches between the best teams from the MLS and the Mexican League. Soccer fans are in for a treat!