— Inter Miami (@InterMiamiCF) August 27, 2023
The winning goals for the team led by Gerardo “Tata” Martino were scored by Paraguayan Diego Gomez in the 37th minute of the first half and star Rosario in the 44th minute. additions.
The 2022 Qatar World Champion entered the court at a height of 15 meters. second period, after “Tata” called him to join the discipline “Garzas”, which caused the noise of a crowded stadium, occupied by 25 thousand spectators.
Although Martineau had warned throughout the week about a likely dose of minutes for the usual headlines following a League Cup title, a competition that brings together American and Mexican clubs, those in attendance didn’t want to see the number 10 on the playing field.
So, the coach got the Argentine star out in the last half hour of the game, along with Spaniard Sergio Busquets and Venezuelan Josef Martinez.
For most of the second period, Inter Miami suffered attacks from the New York RB, who went looking for an opportunity to equalize, but never found the light.
Is that Diego Gomez???? this gave Inter Miami a partial advantage. Messi (on the bench) likes this. pic.twitter.com/dt5T3yVJdd
— VarskySports (@VarskySports) August 27, 2023
Messi, 36, has positioned himself as the only person linked to two newcomers to the MLS summer market: Paraguayan Gomez and former Santa Fe colonel Facundo Farias. The Rosario resident was aiming for the Fort Lauderdale team’s seventh win this season in the league.
Lionel was very active in attack throughout the entire 30 minutes of the game and helped his team to consolidate the victory in the 44th minute.
The outcome of the game served as another masterful blow from the Argentine genius, who penetrated the opposite zone, made a magic pass to the young Benjamin Cresmaschi and fixed his seal in front of the Brazilian goalkeeper, former Philadelphia Union, Carlos Coronel.
Leo made his MLS debut by scoring a goal. So during his stay in the United States, he scored 11 goals in 9 games.
He also won his first MLS victory with Inter Miami, who went 11 games without a win in the league and, thanks to the three points scored, left the last place in the Eastern Conference of the tournament.
At Inter, Argentina’s Tomas Aviles (ex-Racing) and Farias (ex-Colon de Santa Fe) started, and at the end of the game came the young Argentine-American Cremaschi.
Martino’s Tata team will play next Wednesday against Nashville after winning the League Cup on penalties in the 29th round of the season, and then travel to California to face Los Angeles the day before the start of the South American qualifiers .
= Summary of date 28 =
Atlanta United 4 (Silva, Thiago Almada, Robinson and Lobzhanidze) – Nashville 0
Montreal 1 (Campbell) – New England 0
Charlotte 2 (Westwood & Arfield) – Los Angeles 1 (Gonzalez)
Columbus Crew 2 (Rossi & Russell Row) – Toronto 0
DC United 1 (Cu-Dipietro) – Philadelphia 3 (Ure, McGlynn and Gonzalez, penalty)
Cincinnati 3 (Bupendza, Moreno and Hagglund) – New York 0
New York RB 0 – Inter Miami 2 (Gomez and Messi)
Orlando City 2 (Towers -2-) – St. Louis City 1 (Alm)
Minnesota – Seattle Sounders at 17:30.
Eastern Conference: Cincinnati 54 points; Philadelphia, New England and Orlando City 43; Columbus Crew 42; Atlanta United 41; Nashville SC 38; Montreal 35; Chicago Fire 32; DC United 30; New York RB and Charlotte 29; New York FC 26; Inter Miami 21 and Toronto 19.
Western Conference: St. Louis City – 44 points; Los Angeles FC 40; Royal Salt Lake 37; Seattle Sounders 36; SJ Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo 35; Austin FC 33; Houston Dynamo 32; Vancouver, Minnesota and Dallas – 31; Kansas City 29; Portland Timbers 26; Los Angeles Galaxy 22 and Colorado 19.