Inter Miami đã giành chiến thắng 3-1 trước LAFC (Ảnh: Reuters)
Away game against LAFC was considered a test of Inter Miami’s strength as Lionel Messi and his teammates faced the current champions of Major League Soccer (MLS).
Despite the support of the home crowd, LAFC started the match strongly. However, Inter Miami took the lead in the 14th minute with a fortunate goal.
Facundo Farias lost balance while chasing Tomas Aviles’ through ball but managed to take a shot from an angle that seemed harmless. However, the ball unexpectedly went past goalkeeper John McCarthy’s reach and into LAFC’s net.
After conceding the goal, LAFC continuously put pressure on Inter Miami’s defense and created clear opportunities. Unfortunately, Carlos Vela and his teammates were not clinical in front of the away team’s goal.
Messi shines with two assists against the current MLS champions (Ảnh: Reuters)
In a tense match, Lionel Messi always made a difference every time he touched the ball. The Argentine superstar almost doubled Inter Miami’s lead in the 38th minute with a beautiful combination with Diego Gomez, but couldn’t beat goalkeeper John McCarthy in a one-on-one situation.
In the second half, Lionel Messi’s class helped Inter Miami score two more goals to sink LAFC. The Argentine superstar provided two assists for Jordi Alba and Leonardo Campana to score.
In the 51st minute, Lionel Messi calmly controlled the ball and played a through pass for Jordi Alba to double the lead. In the 83rd minute, Lionel Messi punished LAFC’s defensive mistake and set up Leonardo Campana for a close-range shot, making it 3-0.
LAFC’s efforts in this match only resulted in a consolation goal in the 90th minute. Ryan Hollingshead headed the ball into Inter Miami’s net after a corner kick from Carlos Vela.
In the end, Inter Miami secured a 3-1 victory over LAFC. However, their poor form before signing Lionel Messi has left them at the bottom of the Eastern Conference MLS standings with 25 points. Meanwhile, LAFC sits in 3rd place in the Western Conference MLS standings with 40 points.
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