Messi contributed 11 goals and 3 assists in the first 9 games, and participated in scoring goals every game. In this game, he made his home debut for the American Professional League and also started for the first time. He sent multiple wonderful passes, but his teammates couldn’t grasp them. He scored 4 goals and 1 goal, and ultimately scored 0 goals and 0 assists. He didn’t participate in scoring for the first time since joining.
2. The two teams had just met in the final of the North American League Cup before, drawing 1-1 in regular time. Miami International won the championship on penalties, but now they are meeting again, with a score of 0-0. Martino’s team missed the two consecutive wins of the American Professional League.
Before the game, Miami International showcased the championship of the North American League Cup at home, with captains Messi and Yedrin jointly lifting the trophy.
In the 8th minute, Miller threw the ball forward, Arroyo stopped the ball and was cut off. Muir’s right foot long-range shot was blocked from the baseline.
In the 9th minute, Mach’s right foot volleyed high in the penalty area.
In the 12th minute, Messi was knocked down by two players after stopping the ball.
In the 20th minute, Messi complained about Mach’s elbow strike, but the referee did not respond.
In the 26th minute, Busquets passed straight, and Messi’s left foot shot in the penalty area was blocked.
In the 27th minute, Messi sent a precise straight shot, but Alba’s left side spike in the penalty area was too large and was cleared.
In the 33rd minute, Messi stopped the ball slightly, but then pulled the ball with his left foot and turned over, winning cheers from the fans.
In the 34th minute, Messi broke free from defense and sent a straight shot, while Taylor arched the top with his right foot and shot high.
In the 44th minute, Messi sent a top long pass, Taylor stopped the ball in the penalty area and turned around, hitting the ball wide with his left foot.
In the 47th minute, Muketa volleyed his right foot high in front of the penalty area.
In the 55th minute, Messi’s left foot long-range shot from the top of the arc was blocked, and Farias’ right foot shot was blocked again.
In the 57th minute, Muketa received a single goal opportunity in the penalty area, and Miller brilliantly tackled and cleared the gap.
In the 59th minute, Messi’s breakthrough in front of the penalty area was overturned, and McCarthy received a yellow card.
In the 61st minute, Messi took a free kick from his left foot and shot directly, which was confiscated by Panico.
In the 66th minute, Farias’ right foot long-range shot outside the penalty area was saved.
In the 67th minute, Schaffielberg’s left foot shot was saved by Karen in the penalty area.
In the 70th minute, Nashville quickly counterattacked and Muketa scored with a single right foot push, but the goal was invalid due to being offside first.
In the 75th minute, Campana made a bottom pass and the ball hit Mach’s arm, leaving the baseline. The Miami international player wanted a penalty, but the referee gave a corner kick.
In the 83rd minute, Messi took a free kick from his left foot and the ball hit the wall before bouncing off the baseline.
In the 90th minute, Schafelberg crossed and hit Yedrin’s hand. The referee went to the sidelines to watch VAR and determined that there was no penalty.