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Messi’s Inter Miami faces the first friendly in Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal

Messi’s Inter Miami faces the first friendly in Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal

The “Herons”, led by Argentine Gerardo Martino, will play the third of the seven preparation games they scheduled in different latitudes with a view to the start of the official season in the United States.

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InterMiami, with the Argentine star Lionel Messi and the rest of his figures, will take on this Monday the first friendly of his tour of Saudi Arabia against Al-Hilalthe most successful Asian club, in the Kingdom Arena in the city of Riyadh.

At what time will Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami play?

The meeting in the capital of that country of Middle East will be disputed from 3pm in Argentina and will be broadcast on the platform AppleTV for subscribers to the membership of the Major League Soccer (MLS).

The “Herons”under the command of the Argentine Gerardo Martinowill play the third of the seven preparation games they scheduled in different latitudes with a view to the start of the official season in USA, that will occur February 21 against Real Salt Lake in Miami.

In the two previous games, with a Messi of progressive participation, Inter Miami tied without goals with the national team of El Salvador in San Salvador and then fell to Dallas FC 1-0 in the Cotton Bowl in that Texas city.

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The captain of the Argentine national team played the first half of the friendly with the Central Americans and extended his presence to 65 minutes in the rehearsal with Dallas.

Al-Hilal will not have Neymar

This Monday he will have a new chance to score his first goal of 2024 against a Al-Hilal that did not have its greatest figure, the Brazilian Neymar, recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee, last October 18 at the stadium Montevideo Centennial.

Al-Hilal, winner of 66 trophies in its history and current leader of the Saudi Pro Leagueis directed by the Portuguese Jorge Jesuswinner of the Copa Libertadores 2019 with Flamengo from Brazil after beating River Plate in the final held in Lima.

Its squad includes world-renowned figures such as the Moroccan goalkeeper Bond and the Senegalese central marker Kalidou Koulibalywho will also not be available due to their call for the African Cup of Nations.

On the other hand, the presence of the Brazilian is expected Renan Lodi, the Portuguese Rubén Neves and the Serbians Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

In front of them will stand a Inter Miami who seeks his best version with the old poker of Barcelona that make up Messi, the Uruguayan Luis Suárez and the Spanish Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.

Source: Ambito

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