Scoring an impressive seven goals within his opening quartet of matches for Inter Miami, Lionel Messi exhibited an unwavering commitment by opting not to rest for even a single evening.Despite the fact that Inter Miami was already in a strong position, Messi kept up his amazing play by scoring again in a 4-0 victory over Charlotte FC to keep Cherry in first place.
Messi has had an electrifying start to life in the United States, scoring late goals, setting up teammates for attacks, producing equalizers, executing hilarious free kicks, and mesmerizing spectators with his presence. Everyone is reminded of how much fun it may be to always be the best player.
Inter Miami, an MLS squad with talent that includes Christian Laitano and Charlotte Messi, has overtaken the Eastern Conference’s bottom-place team to go to the League Cup playoffs thanks to their collective efforts. Philadelphia Union, who overcame Queretaro 2-1 thanks to a winner in the 101st minute, will be their opponent.
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Messi may not have had the same influence in the first half as he usually does, but he still made the necessary moves to give his teammates chances. Robert Taylor continued his hot streak, giving Inter Miami a 2-0 lead before halftime after Joseph Martinez gave up a penalty in the 12th minute to start the game. Miami led 3-0 after the break thanks to a self-inflicted goal by Charlotte FC, and Messi sealed the victory three minutes before the end.
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Inter Miami (4-3-3): Colder (GK) – Yedlin, 27. Kryvstov, 31. Miller, 18. Alba (N. Alan, 88′) – Arroyo (Uloa, 88′), 5. Basque, and 10. Messi, 30. Kremaschi (D. Ruiz, 72′), 16. Taylor (D. Gomez, 72′), 17. J. Martinez (Campana, 60′).
(4-1-4-1, from right to left) Charlotte FC 1. Lindsay, 24. Kahalina (GK). Mala, 34. Privet, and 29 25. Afful (84′, Cambridge) Eight. Westwood – 13. Bronico, 15. Bender (Vargas, 67′), 37. Arfield (Agyemang, 46′), Jozwiak (Dezegere, 46′) 7. – Swiderski, 11.
Although the game was very evenly matched up until halfway, the result would have been different if Charlotte FC had discovered their secret formula. But in the end, it resulted in a loss. a heated exchange. The quality of Inter Miami was too much for Fort Lauderdale to handle, and Charlotte was penalized for blunders on both ends of the field throughout the whole game.
Since the Philadelphia Union and quarterfinal opponent match finished in a draw, the Inter Miami semi-final opponent is still up in the air.
Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC: Second Half
Goal in the 87th minute! Miami Inter scores! Lionel Messi successfully scores a goal! Inter Miami appears to be enjoying the match, while Charlotte FC appears to be thoroughly defeated. But close to the entrance, Leonardo Campana seizes control of ball number 9, eludes opponents, and shoots towards the center, enabling Messi to elevate Inter Miami to the top!
After playing in five games, Lionel Messi currently boasts the third-highest goal total in Inter Miami’s history.
81st minute: Inter Miami has a chance! Diego Gómez seizes a fantastic chance! Gómez has an opportunity as Charlotte FC pushes forward in an effort to score a consolation goal, but Christian Cáhline misses Gómez’s shot.
Leonardo Campana attempts a bicycle kick in the next corner, but Cahline intercepts his shaky attempt.
Goal in the 78th minute! Miami Inter! Charlotte is swiftly punished for their error as Inter Miami advances to the semifinals on the strength of a self-goal! Lionel Messi generated a wonderful opportunity in the middle, and after receiving a pass from Diego Gómez on the left side, Leonardo Campana’s cross was headed into the goal by a sliding Addison Málaga.
Opportunity, Charlotte, in the 77th minute! Oh, a close call! At the far post, Charlotte’s positional player gets a free header, and she puts it down and over the bar! Kerwin Vargas delivered a beautiful cross from the right, but Agüemang was unable to connect with it.
We’ve reached our second-half water break in the 72nd minute. Diego Gómez and David Ruiz are replaced by Benjamin Cremaschi and Robert Taylor as the host team makes two additional substitutions.
Here, David Beckham and Lionel Scaloni have a humorous moment next to one another while standing in the center of the game, remembering the times when they used to face off against one another on the field.
69th minute: Inter Miami has a chance! The door blocks Messi’s shot! When Lionel Messi is fouled on the penalty spot by Robert Taylor, who is cutting him off from the left side, Andrew Privett saves the shot barely in time for Messi to make contact with the ground. This would have been Inter Miami’s third goal if it had struck its mark, and Cristian Cáhline was ready for the chance.
In the 66th minute, Christian Laetanzio makes another substitution, this time substituting Ben Bender for Kerwin Vargas. Bender didn’t have much of an influence, although he was removed from the wing position.
64th Minute: After yanking Patrick Agüemang’s shirt, Kamal Miller now approaches the book. Since entering the game, the 22-year-old has performed well.
Ashley Westwood embraces Lionel Messi in the 62nd minute, taking him out of the game and giving referee Ismail Al-Fath his first caution of the match.
Leo Campana, who has had a number of changes since the hour mark, is replaced by Joseph Martinez in the 60th minute as Gerard Martino makes his first substitute. Martinez appears to have some low gas. The competition for the striker position is strong, and nobody has really gained an advantage.
58th Minute: Charlotte FC has a chance! Patrick Agüemang now has an opportunity from the top of the penalty area after a turnover outside the box, but Drake Colander makes the save! He had plenty of room to shoot, but he went for the goalkeeper instead!
The current opportunity for Charlotte FC is their best of the game. Due to Kamal Miller’s weak prior tackle, Inter Miami’s first touch was terrible.
57th Minute: Charlotte FC has a chance! Carol Swiderski can hit something without a shot from a good distance, perhaps 30 yards, which is not too far! He nearly fools the goalkeeper with a surprise shot, but it misses slightly wide. not too far away
54th Minute: Lionel Messi had a two-two opportunity when Robert Taylor completely outfoxed Adilson Malanda. However, Messi’s immediate return was blocked by too much traffic, and he was dispossessed.
At DRV PNK Stadium, Messi’s international head coach Lionel Scaloni is present.
50th Minute: Inter Miami has a chance! When Lionel Messi makes a jinking run while being assisted by Sergio Busquets, the DRV PNK Stadium is nearly destroyed. He eventually has a shot at the conclusion of his dribble, but two defenders effectively close him down, and Jelin Lindse blocks the attempt.
Miami has maintained the most of the early possessions, but they are unable to advance the ball for any reason. They appear crowded.
Kickoff: Christijan Latahnazio, the head coach of Charlotte FC, had stated before the MLS broadcast break that he intended to stick to his game plan and then make two halftime adjustments. Patrick Ageymang and Brecht Dejaegere are entering as the second half gets underway, while Scott Arfield and Kamal Jozwiak have been reinstated.
Jozwiak has had a difficult time since, despite his defensive work rate, he did a decent job of stopping Lionel Messi. However, he lacked the last touch in the final third and required more aggressive encouragement to press Charlotte’s play. Inter Miami leads Charlotte FC 2-0 at the half.
The latest opposing manager to shake his head upon entering the locker room is Christian Latahnazio. Charlotte FC performed admirably for the entire 45 minutes, but two errors caused them to fall behind. Their attacking danger has somewhat decreased, and as a result, two defensive mistakes have proved expensive.
Harrison Eful, who replaced the suspended Nathan Burns, was targeted by Inter Miami twice, and they both succeeded in forcing him out of position. Even if Lionel Messi hasn’t had much of an impact, his very presence has had an effect. The 45 minutes will be under Inter Miami’s control.
Salute to the DRV PNK Stadium security personnel for donning boots to squash would-be trespassers on the field. Don’t play around. LauderdAle!
Inter Miami vs. Charlotte FC: First Half
45+1: With five minutes of added time, Inter Miami seems content to let Charlotte control the ball for the remainder of the first half. If they can continually build on this impressive development, it might pose a serious problem for MLS play return. They haven’t showed much threat in the attacking third, and Inter Miami’s overhauled defensive system, which hasn’t been seen in this league cup so far, has presented a genuine challenge.
The game’s best opportunity fell to Charlotte FC in the 44th minute when Scott Arfield’s right-side cross was intercepted by Drake Callender before it could reach Kamal Jozwiak at the far post.
39th minute: Charlotte FC has had possession of the ball for a while, much like after the first goal, but has been unable to muster much of a threat to threaten Drake Callender’s goal. By committing fouls and partially frustrating the Charlotte team, Inter Miami is able to relax.
Only one shot has been made by the visiting team thus far, and it was blocked.
Goal! 32nd minute Miami Inter! Robert Taylor has increased their advantage by double! Charlotte FC has put in a lot of effort, and it’s simple to recognize that.
Taylor is shown an angled line from the center by André Yedlin, who is solidly standing. It’s quite easy, and Inter Miami already leads 2-0. Even though he had no direct involvement, Lionel Messi’s speed helped Harrison Afful escape Yedlin after receiving the ball from Sergio Busquets at the top corner of the 18-yard box.
30th minute: Inter Miami has a chance! Having used just 12 touches up to this point, Lionel Messi starts to dribble and starts a lovely one-touch setup on the left perimeter of the penalty area that ends with Messi taking a shot on goal. For Charlotte, Christian Kalina is able to deflect the shot from the frame.
26th minute: Inter Miami struggled to defend against Charlotte’s extended time of possession, but the home team was able to accomplish so. Jordi Alba is performing admirably in these minutes and has a substantial defensive contribution to make.
22nd minute: Kamil Jówiak steals the ball for Charlotte once more in the attacking half, but his play is unsuccessful. Carol Swiderski of Charlotte completes with a promising shot that is blocked from just inside the top of the penalty area.
Inter Miami is worried about Jówiak’s threat with the ball because he’s making some errors. If there are any more, the visiting team can suffer a penalty.
20th minute: Inter Miami is attempting to open up scoring chances in the final third but Charlotte unexpectedly counters with Kamil Jówiak. The Polish international receives the ball after finding a gap between two defenders, but he loses control while attempting to recapture it in preparation for an intended attack.
10th minute: Inter Miami penalty! Ismail Althaf, the referee, takes FOREVER to decide, but he points to the area! Harrison Afful of Inter Miami initially requested a handball against Charlotte, and the replay appears to support this claim. However, it makes no difference since just a few seconds later, Afful enters the 18-yard box from the top corner and is fouled inside by Dixon Arojo.
In order to dodge the VAR review, Joseph Martnez steps up to take the goal instead of Lionel Messi. Miami Inter! Martnez smoothly puts it into the net after sending Christian Cahalane the wrong way.
In the first 12 minutes of each League Cup game thus far, Inter Miami has scored.
8th minute: Inter Miami is now in possession of the ball as Charlotte FC’s early domination has come to an end. They have maintained a 61% possession rate throughout this League Cup, and occasionally it has been much better.
Fifth Minute: Inter Miami has a chance! This is how this strike works its magic! The ball has been filtered from the left side, creating a chance in front of the goal. Joseph Martinez was supposed to receive it from Jordi Alba in front of the net, but Andrew Privett made a critical sliding interception to accept the corner.
Fourth Minute: Charlotte FC is off to a good start in this game. Although they are making every effort to maintain control of the ball, Inter Miami has been significantly pushed back by their passing attempts. Even under duress, they are making a fair attempt to keep their composure.
Naturally, while I was typing this, Lionel Messi intercepted a pass in midfield and instantly sent Joseph Martinez dashing down the left side. Martinez’s first touch was a little sloppy, and as a result, he was unable to produce a clean chance in front of the goal.
Starting: The game has begun. … Fort Lauderdale! It is interesting that MLS Broadcast portrays the match as a “David vs The clash unfolded like a modern-day epic, akin to a clash of titans, as Inter Miami, touted as the colossal force in the competition, finds itself anchored at the very bottom of the standings in the Eastern Conference.. Goliath” battle because Inter Miami, the alleged Goliath in the contest, is presently last in the Eastern Conference rankings. But since they haven’t seen Lionel Messi play in the MLS yet, anything may happen. For the time being, the limited sample size shows that they are unquestionably favored in this quarterfinal match.
Through four league cup games, Argentina has managed to score seven goals on just 3.4 xG. Talk about finishing strong! What else is there for Messi?
Charlotte FC vs. Inter Miami: Pre-game talk, analysis, statistics, and more.
5 Minutes to Kick: In typical Major League Soccer (MLS) form, the start of the Philadelphia Union vs. Queretaro match has been postponed due to a power outage. The winner of that game will play the winner of this one.
MLS social media accounts are promoting the complete “script writing” experience for 15 Minutes to Kick. What would you like to see in the script for tonight?
30 minutes before kickoff: Tonight, Christian Laitano will try to push Lionel Messi forward since no opposing manager has yet discovered out how to stop him. Based on the lineup, he has developed an intriguing strategy. For example, Kamal Jozwiak, who is usually a right winger for Charlotte FC, has been moved to the left.
Jozwiak, who ranks in the top 15% of MLS wingers in tackles (91st), blocks (89th), clearances (88th), and aerial duels (85th), is a fiercely defensive winger with a remarkable tackling record. A slightly out of position for the 22-year-old Ben Bender, who is more of a central #8/10 than a traditional #10, Ben Bender gets a rare start to protect Jozwiak’s side. Laitano decides against providing some aggressive encouragement because Justin Meram and Kelvin Vargas are now on the sidelines. Watch how this plays out!
After 45 minutes of preparation, all of the lineups are finished. As usual, Lionel Messi starts with friends Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba for Inter Miami. Tata Martino merely made the anticipated return of Benji Krcmarevic to the midfield.Cristian Lattanzio has been working quickly for Charlotte FC. He has started youthful Ben Bender in an enlarged midfield role, replacing regulars Justin Meram and Carvin Vargas, while Camil Jozwiak has been switched to the right from his usual position.
Kickoff in one hour: Let’s savor the anticipation of tonight’s kit matchup splendor, a classic MLS spectacle, as we wait for the lineups to be posted (they’re running behind schedule). Both clubs have utilised color excellently, with Charlotte FC’s visit showing their royal purple tones and Inter Miami sporting pink with black accents (personally, I prefer black jerseys with pink accents, but both are great). fantastic in every way.
Beginning in 15 minutes: While Inter Miami’s new home in Miami is being built, tonight’s game will be played at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.
Truth be said, DRV PNK Stadium is a great place to watch a game. It has a capacity of roughly 18,000 supporters, but it feels larger due to the excellent amenities. They’ll undoubtedly miss it a lot when they have to travel to the Freedom Park location, which is scheduled to open for the 2025 MLS season.
Starting in one hour and 30 minutes: While Messi gets along well with the other Inter Miami players, his previous football ties to Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba have been most noticeable on the field.
Although just one of Messi’s seven goals for Inter Miami has been directly credited to a former Barcelona teammate (the opening goal against FC Dallas in the semifinals), Sergio Busquets undoubtedly contributed to the other two. Five of Messi’s goals for Inter Miami thus far have involved assists.
A 45-minute countdown till the start: There is significant skepticism, despite the majority of the betting market still believing Messi would help Inter Miami win.
Inter Miami is currently -190 to win in 90 minutes, down from -225 yesterday, while Charlotte FC has moved from +475 to +400. There has been even more movement in the game flow area, with a major change in the “Yes” option for both teams to score, which went from -145 to -185.
When some claim that Messi creates a breeze, it may simply be the high humidity they are feeling. Kickoff is in two hours. The heat index will be between the upper 80s and 90 degrees Fahrenheit during kickoff tonight despite the temperature being about 88 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity reaching up to 70 percent. For tonight’s game, hydration breaks will absolutely be necessary.
lineup for Inter Miami vs. Charlotte Group News All three of Inter Miami’s new superstars, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba, have been incorporated into the starting lineup and will continue to play regularly going forward, with any exceptions being made only for load management. Manager Gerardo Martino won’t attempt to rest any of them during the knockout round.
Diego Gomez was used in the midfield by “Tata” against FC Dallas, but it was hoped that the effective Benja Krcsmaric would restore his starting position.
The only Inter Miami player out due to injury for a while has been Gregor, along with Jean Mota, Correntin Jean, Franco Negri, and Iyan Frey. Gregor might soon recover from his foot ailment, but first he must get back to match shape.
Starting lineup for Inter Miami is as follows (4-3-3): Collender (GK) – Yedlin, Krivtsov, Miller, Alba – Aroyo, Basquets, Cremaschi – Messi, J. Martinez, Taylor.
Inter Miami Substitutes (12): Sellar, N. Allen, Neville, McVie, Uloa, Ezekona, D. Gomez, D. Ruiz, R. Robinson, Campana, Jensen (GK), Dos Santos (GK),
Christian Kahlin hasn’t had to contend with anyone for the starting goaltender position because of Pablo Sisniega’s injury, and the Croatian player has been a reliable presence in the goal throughout the entire season. Enzo Coppetti, a forward for Tallismania, has been out with a foot ailment for long time, but Carol Swidarski has handed him the lead because of how well he started at Charlotte FC.
Ben Bender, a young midfielder who has seen significant playing time off the bench, has outperformed Kerwin Vargas and Justin Mermam, two regulars, in a larger position. Nathan Burn is joined by Harrison Foul as they enter.
Starting lineup for Charlotte FC (4-1-4-1): Kahlin (GK); Lindsay; Malanda; Privet; Westwood; Bender; Bronico; Arfield; Jozviak; Swidarski.
Sisniega (GK), Marks (GK), Sobokinski, Korujo, Tuiloma, D. Jones, Hegard, Cambridge, Agyemang, Vargas, Mermam, and Degehere are the 12 substitutes for Charlotte FC.
How to Watch Charlotte FC vs. Inter Miami At DRV PNK Stadium, kickoff for the game is set at 8:30. Another audience may show up to see Messi in action, according to local time.
Charlotte FC and Inter Miami Gambling odds Since Lionel Messi’s arrival, Inter Miami hasn’t played a truly formidable foe, but they have demonstrated their ability to defeat inferior competition.
In addition to defeating Orlando City in Round 32, Messi and Friends advanced Atlanta United in the group stage. As was the case in the Round of 16 matchup with FC Dallas, Inter Miami is occasionally faced with a defensive task. They have a sort of draw with Charlotte FC in the quarterfinals, despite it being difficult to imagine them winning the entire competition.