Lionel Messi Lost His First Match In 2024


Author of a great start to the season with Inter Miami, with four goals and an assist in four matches (three in MLS, then in the first round of 16 of the Champions Cup against Nashville on Thursday), Lionel Messi did not participate in his team’s meeting on Sunday in the league against Montreal.

The Floridians, at home (they play in Fort Lauderdale, north of Greater Miami), lost for the first time of the year (2-3).

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Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez started on the bench before entering the game in the second half, while Jordi Alba scored his team’s second goal 10 minutes from the end of the game (80th). In vain. However, they remain at the top of the Eastern Conference but with one more match than all their pursuers.

Messi back on Wednesday?

The Argentine number 10 had received a big blow against Nashville and was seen with an ice pocket on his left calf. Without consequence.

“La Pulga” is slightly affected, since an Inter Miami leader explained that the 36-year-old player was only absent for “rest”.

He should therefore resume training in the coming days and participate in the return match against Nashville on Wednesday (2-2 in the first leg).

In the event of qualification in the quarter-finals of the North American and Central American Champions League, Messi will have to continue the matches in the coming months.

As a reminder, as indicated by his coach Tata Martino, the Inter Miami players concerned will have to choose between the Copa América (June 20 to July 14) and the Olympic Games football tournament (July 24 to August 10). The captain of the 2022 world champions should unfortunately not compete in Paris 2024

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