Lionel Messi’s 86th-minute goal sealed Inter Miami’s 4-0 win over FC Charlotte at DRV PNK Stadium on Friday. Lionel Messi’s fans were eager for his Inter Miami career highlight score, and when it happened, they were ecstatic. Inter Miami reached the Leagues Cup final four with five wins in five games. The Philadelphia Union-Querétaro match, which was knotted in the second half, has been watched since the Miami game was settled.
Lionel Messi scores again, Inter Miami Advances to League Cup Semifinals
Messi has scored in the first eight minutes of his first three Inter Miami starts. He scored in those games in the eighth, seventh, and sixth minutes. This game did not require his opening antics. Josef Martinez scored a penalty kick in 12′ and Robert Taylor in 32′ to lead 2-0 at halftime. Inter Miami’s 78th-minute own goal secured their win over a resilient Charlotte team that missed chances.
Messi, who joined Miami MLS last month, scored and smiled to send the audience home. Messi’s streak as the world’s top soccer player continued with Leonard Campana’s 86th-minute assist. Messi has scored eight in three games. Thanks to Leo Messi, Inter Miami is seconds away from winning the Leagues Cup. Messi’s pass to Diego Gomez in the middle tested Charlotte. Charlotte’s sliding defender Adilson Malanda stole Gomez’s pass and scored an own goal to give Inter Miami a 3-0 lead late in the second half.
Robert Taylor saw Messi in the middle of the pitch looking for a left boot. Messi’s left boot enlivened a dreary second half. Charlotte Adilson Malanda blocked Messi’s shot in the 70th second. Messi has not scored in his fifth Inter-Miami encounter. Taylor, who scored in the first, was substituted.