All alarms went off throughout Inter Miami this Wednesday against Toronto FC. Team stars Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba exited the game early due to possible injuries This will affect their participation in the U.S. Open finals against the Houston Dynamo on September 27.
As far as Messi is concerned, he is the team’s top scorer and he has changed the face of a seemingly bottomless team. He left the pitch around the 36th minute of the game.
When the Argentinian felt some muscle discomfort, he looked towards the bench. He then introduced Finn Robert Taylor, who scored a wonderful goal to help the team win 2-0.
Messi took it all in stride, taking off his shin pads before leaving the field and retreating to the bench at the DRV PNK Stadium under his own power.
Alba experienced a similar situation when he also asked for a substitution three minutes before Messi was injured. Despite the discomfort in his right thigh.
The situation is causing headaches for coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who is missing two key pieces of his program.
In fact, the former Barcelona coach said a few days ago that they were taking a calm approach to Messi and Alba, who had physical problems after their last FIFA matches with their respective teams.
“They all have muscle fatigue.If they come to this game, we risk even more severe consequences. This has nothing to do with synthetic venues. Martino said minutes after the 5-2 win over Atlanta United in which neither the winger nor the left back played.
If these two are absent, they will be big casualties for Inter MiamiThey were an important part of the team not only in the regular season, but also in the League Cup Championship, where they ended up in a penalty shootout on August 19 after a 1-1 draw in regular time and overtime. Defeated Nashville SC.