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Inter Miami saved the night in the end before saying goodbye to Messi, who the National Team is already waiting for

Inter Miami saved the night in the end before saying goodbye to Messi, who the National Team is already waiting for

Inter Miami conceded a 3-3 draw at home to the St.Louis City with goals from Luis Suárez, Jordi Alba and Lionel Messiwho played his last day of the MLS before the dispute America Cup.

The world champion could miss up to seven games in the American league if the Argentine national team reaches the final of the Copa América (June 20 – July 14).

Inter, who were coming off a defeat on Wednesday in front of their home crowd, were down on the scoreboard the entire game, a victim of their own defensive errors and ended up scratching a point thanks to their trio of former Barcelona figures.

Messi scored with a powerful shot in the 25th minute. Suárez followed him at 45+2 and Jordi Alba made it 3-3 in the 85th minute at the Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

Both Messi and Suárez reached 12 goals in the season, placing themselves just one of the two leaders in the table of top scorers: the Colombian Cristian Arango (Real Salt Lake) and the Belgian Christian Benteke (DC United).

For the visitors, Americans Chris Durkin (15), Indiana Vassilev (41) and Luis Suárez (68) scored against them.

Inter Miami continues as leader of the Eastern Conference with 35 points in 18 gamesclosely followed by FC Cincinnati, which has 33 units and two games still to play.

Messi’s farewell before his departure for the Copa América was marred by the team’s defensive errors. Gerardo Martinowhich in the first quarter of an hour already translated into the first visitor goal.

Chris Durkin controlled the ball in front of the area and, without any defenders stalking him, dared to hit a volley on the turn that surprised goalkeeper Drake Callender.

On the other hand, Miami’s few arrivals originated at the feet of Messi, who took charge of the tie by exploiting his inexhaustible partnership with Jordi Alba.

The pink captain advanced horizontally from the right wing until he leaned on the other lane with Alba, who returned it to him so that Messi scored with a tight left-footed shot.

Half an hour into the game, young midfielder Federico Redondo, a possible member of the Argentine Olympic team, retired from the pitch due to physical problems. He was playing his second straight game as a starter since the knee injury suffered in March.

Shortly after, his compatriot Tomás Avilés facilitated the second visitor’s goal with a poor delivery in defense that led to Indiana Vassilev’s goal, who did not celebrate in front of his former fans.

Inter equalized the score on the brink of half-time in another triangulation between the former Barcelona figures. Messi cut off two defenders and, with the entire defense on top, opened up Alba to send an accurate pass to the far post for Suárez’s goal.

Martino’s adjustments at half-time had no effect and St. Louis City continued to exploit Inter’s concessions until Suárez headed a corner kick from German Eduard Löwen into his own net.

Striker Samuel Adeniran had an excellent chance against Callender to seal the visitor’s victory but it was Inter who put the final tie in a fabulous pass from Julian Gressel behind the opposing defense, which left Jordi Alba in a one-on-one situation. handball against Swiss goalkeeper Roman Bürki.

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