with the decline Lionel Messi, inter miami Fell this Saturday 5-2 during his visit atlanta united and bid farewell to the series 12 games undefeated He’s been like this since the Rosario Stars merged in July.The defeat leaves Inter Milan at the top of the table No. 14 of Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS) vs. 28 points in 27 games.With seven games left, Miami needs a great comeback to clinch the final spot in the playoffs, currently dominated by Washington United, ninth and 34 units.
the team you lead Gerardo “Tata” Martino He will be without Messi this SaturdayThat stay in florida by a muscle fatigueeven in Spanish Jordi Alba. The Celeste Blanc captain also did not feature in Argentina’s 3-0 win over Bolivia in their South American 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday, but they do play an MLS match this Saturday. Sergio Busquets, Facundo Farias As well as other characters in the team, e.g. Leonardo Campana, author of Two Objectives.He also played Thomas Avilesargentine defender 19 years. Even with them, the team was just a shadow in a sparkling, high-octane game.In the local team, his performance is Thiago AlmadaAnother world champion in Qatar.
Since Messi joined Major League Soccer, Inter Miami has gone unbeaten in 12 consecutive games, including 8 wins and 4 draws.With this winning streak, the team co-owned by David Beckham conquered League CupThe trophy is jointly contested by the United States team and the Mexican League team, and qualified for the U.S. Open Cup finals.
In Atlanta, Ecuadorian forward Campana opened the scoring in the 25th minute and scored again via a penalty kick in the 8th minute of the second half, but in the midfield, Manchester United turned the score around with the Frenchman’s goal Tristan Muyamba 36 year old Canadian Kamal Miller objects 41 years old and American Brooks Lennon 44 years old.Later they expanded the Greek George Giakoumakiswith 31 points in the final quarter, the U.S. Taylor Wolfe44 years old.
Messi stayed at home in Florida and had Argentinian pizza for dinner. The captain of the 2022 World Championship winning team in Qatar shared a story on Instagram where he opened a box from his local Banchero Miami, which contained Neapolitan pizza. Banchero, a nearly century-old pizzeria founded by a Genoese immigrant in the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires, has had a location at the intersection of Collins Avenue and 71st Street in Miami Beach since 2019. Number 10 rewarded himself with the meal after being banned from the Atlanta trip due to physical exhaustion.In a press conference on Friday, coach Martino clarified that Messi was “very good” but will manage your efforts To avoid getting hurt.
“We will be careful with him because we have a lot of important games in a short period of time,” he warned. Inter Miami will play seven games through October 18th, including the US Open Cup final against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday the 27th at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Coupled with the double October window of South American qualifiers (against Paraguay on Thursday 12th and Peru on Tuesday 17th), Messi’s team has a tight schedule of 10 games in total in 33 days.
Since making his debut at Inter Miami on July 21, the captain has made 11 appearances for the team and one for the Argentina national team. “Messi’s absence has nothing to do with the artificial turf in the stadium. Alba and Messi Their muscles are tired and it’s best to let them rest. “Martino explained, trying to defuse a controversy in Atlanta. “If they come to play this game, we are taking a risk. This court has absolutely nothing to do with this matter. We’re looking to make the playoffs, but we still have the game on the 27th…it’s hard to make decisions sometimes because those are decisive games as well. It’s not about the pitch,” the former Atlanta coach warned.
Manchester United’s stadium is one of five Major League Soccer stadiums with artificial turf. The organization’s owner, Arthur Blank, also believes FieldTurf is not the reason for Messi’s absence. He even recalled that Leo himself declared after signing for Inter Miami that he would not shy away from playing on such a surface. “He said at the press conference that he had been playing on artificial surfaces since he was young and that he was also a professional to some extent. I don’t think that had anything to do with his decision. I think he was influenced by Get some injuries, even though they may be minor,” Blanc suggested.
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By the way, Lionel Messi missed the Georgia game disappointed for thousands of viewers Who went to Mercedes-Benz Stadium.