Lionel Messi’s arrival in the USA has already yielded impressive results as he celebrates his first trophy after just seven matches.
His team, Inter Miami, emerged triumphant in the Leagues Cup final, overcoming Nashville SC 10-9 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regular time.
Leagues Cup Final Review
In a thrilling Leagues Cup final clash between Nashville SC and Inter Miami, the match ended in a 1-1 draw after regular time, with the penalty shootout ultimately deciding the winner, with a score of 10-9.
Messi opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, marking his seventh consecutive game with a goal in the American team’s jersey. With this goal, he has now accumulated a total of 10 goals and one assist.
Equalizing for Nashville SC in the 57th minute was Fafa Picault, setting the stage for a penalty shootout to determine the champion.
As the match headed into its closing moments, Leonardo Campana had the opportunity to secure victory for Inter Miami, but unfortunately, he squandered his chance.
The penalty shootout showcased the skills of all 22 players on the pitch. It took until the 11th round for Miami to seal their triumph, with goalkeeper Drake Callender emerging as the hero for the Florida-based team.
Callender not only converted his own penalty kick but also denied Elliot Panicco’s attempt, solidifying his position as the team’s savior.
Watch Full Game Highlights & Messi’s Goal
Lionel Messi’s journey with Inter Miami has quickly become one of triumph and success, with the team’s victory in the Leagues Cup final serving as a testament to his influence on the field.
As he continues to adapt to his new environment in the USA, his impact remains undeniable, setting the stage for more exciting moments to come.