Inter Miami lost 5-2 away from home against Atlanta United this Saturday due to the absence of Lionel Messi due to rest. Say goodbye to 12 games unbeaten The Argentinian star has been wearing the shirt since signing him last July.
The defeat leaves Inter Milan in 14th place in the Eastern Conference with 28 points from 27 games. Additionally, the setback allowed Atlanta to prank them with a picture of a pizza.This is because when Messi returned to Inter Milan, he went through the same experience with Celeste Blanc in the qualifiers. Head to Banchero Pizzeria in Miami to enjoy traditional Argentinian cuisine, showcased on social networks.
With seven games left, the Miami Heat need a great comeback to move into the final playoff spot, temporarily in the hands of D.C. United, who are ninth with 34 points from 28 games.
The team, led by Gerardo “Tata” Martino, faces a second consecutive game without Messi, who remains in Miami due to fatigue.
The Albiceleste captain, who has yet to report an injury, watched Argentina’s match against Bolivia as a substitute in Tuesday’s South American World Cup qualifiers, days after he played in the final minutes of the match against Ecuador. was replaced.
Since Messi joined Major League Soccer, Inter Miami has been unbeaten in 12 games, with 8 wins and 4 draws.
The winning streak saw the team co-owned by Beckham win the League Cup in conjunction with the Mexican League and qualify for the U.S. Open Cup finals.
Also without Messi, Inter were able to beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 last week, but this Saturday they faced a defeat in front of more than 70,000 fans due to the sensitive absence of Spanish defender Jordi Alba. Manchester United surrendered on the pitch.
Ecuador forward Leonardo Campana opened the scoring for Miami in the 25th minute and scored again from the penalty spot in the 53rd minute, but United were able to score through Frenchman Tristan Muyamba (36th) and Canada’s Kamal Miller’s own goal (41st) turned the situation around. , American Brooks Lennon (44), Greek Giorgos Giakoumakis (76) and American Tyler Wolff (89).
“Inter Miami is a great team whether Messi is on the court or not,” Atalanta coach Gonzalo Pineda, a Mexican, emphasized in a statement on Apple TV+. “I saved the hearts and minds of my players. It’s not easy to come back from 1-0 down against the best team in the league.”
– Great response –
At the beginning of the game, the locals controlled the ball and approached the Miami goal through the dribbling of young Argentine player Thiago Almada and the running of full-back Brooks Lennon from the right.
Greek Jakumakis and Colombian Edwin Mosquera enjoyed Atalanta’s first chances, but Inter opened the scoring thanks to some fine work from the Ecuadorian duo.
Midfielder Dixon Arroyo first shot from outside the penalty area, hit the crossbar and fell to Campana’s feet. Campana controlled the ball with his chest, touched the ball with one foot and passed the defender, and finally completed the shot with his left foot. . .network.
United, sixth in the Eastern Conference, maintained control of the game and scored three goals in just eight minutes.
The equalizer was credited to Frenchman Muyamba, whose header from Lennon’s cross hit the post and crossed the goal line before being cleared by goalkeeper Derek Callender.
Canadian defender Kamal Miller scored an own goal from Portuguese Zander Silva’s poisonous cross from the left, and Atlanta made it 2-1. Another move by Caleb Wiley on that flank just before halftime led to a pass to the center of the area that was completed by Lennon.
Shortly after the start of the second half, Inter Milan narrowed the score gap through Campana’s penalty kick and tried to put pressure on the game. There were many conflicts between players from both sides.
As Martino’s side focused on the opposition area, United scored thanks to a devastating counterattack from Giakoumakis.
Canadian Kamal Miller made another critical error, conceding the ball at the last man and United took advantage of the opportunity to score their fifth goal, courtesy of youngster Tyler Wolfe.
In the first game of the day, neighbors New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls drew a goalless draw. In the evening there will be another derby, the Los Angeles Derby, between Carlos Vela’s LAFC and Galaxy.
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