Lionel Messi led Inter Miami to the final.
Miami defeated the Philadelphia Union 4-1 in the League Cup semifinals at Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Saturday (June 16). This marks Miami’s first appearance in the League Cup final since the club’s inception.
Messi proved why he is one of the greatest players in soccer history as soon as he arrived in Major League Soccer (MLS). Messi made his debut in the ninth minute of the second leg against Cruz Azul in the League Cup group stage. He scored his debut goal on a spectacular free kick just before the end of regulation. Messi’s goal gave Miami a come-from-behind victory. The win broke an 11-match winless streak. Since then, Messi has scored a goal in every game.
This game was no different, as Messi rattled the net. In the 20th minute, with Miami up 1-0, she scored from mid-range. He took a pass from a teammate and fired a long-range shot into the back of the net. Behind Messi’s performance, Miami defeated Philadelphia to advance to the final. Messi scored again, extending his goal-scoring streak to six games. Messi now has nine goals and one assist in six games.
From a young age, Messi has attracted a lot of attention. Recognizing his potential, Barcelona signed him right away. He came through Barcelona’s youth system, La Masia, and made his La Liga debut in the 2004-05 season at the age of 17. At the time, it was the youngest debut in La Liga.
Since then, Messi has become an integral part of Barcelona’s core. His dribbles made defenders drop like leaves in a cold wind. When Pep Guardiola arrived at Barcelona, Messi soared. Guardiola began to manage Messi with a strict discipline.
As a former Barcelona player, he was familiar with the Barcelona mentality, and he made tiki-taka popular. Guardiola won six titles in his first season, including La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, and the UCL. Not surprisingly, Messi has been outstanding. In 51 games, including cup competitions, Messi scored 38 goals and provided 17 assists.
At Barcelona, Messi was at the peak of his powers. He won 10 La Liga titles, four UCL titles, and seven Copa del Rey titles. He also won two trebles. Not only was he at the top of his game with the team, but also individually. He scored 672 goals and made 303 assists for Barcelona alone. He also won the Ballon d’Or an unprecedented seven times.
Messi also made history with the Argentine national team. While he was at the top of his game with his club, he shrank when he put on the national team jersey. He took a knee in the final every time. In the Copa America, he missed the final twice, and at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he lost to Germany in extra time.
In 2021, Messi’s Argentina finally won a major tournament. They defeated rivals Brazil in the 2021 Copa America final to lift the trophy. Messi had one last tournament left in him. At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, history changed. Messi led Argentina’s attack from the World Cup group stage onward, and the team reached the final.
The world watched as Messi, challenging for the greatest position in soccer history, faced France’s Kylian Mbappe, the next Ballon d’Or candidate. The match was intense. Things were looking good for Argentina as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead. However, Mbappe’s multi-goal performance brought the game back to even. Messi’s goal put them back in front, but Mbappe answered right back. The game went to penalties, and Messi’s Argentina won. It was the end of the “Messi Wars.
Messi had won his coveted World Cup crown, surpassing Pele and Diego Maradona as the best soccer player in the world. The ‘GOAT’ left Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this summer. There were rumors of a move to Saudi Arabia and a return to Barcelona, but Messi opted for MLS. In fact, Messi wanted to return to Barcelona. The problem was money. Barcelona is currently in a difficult financial situation. They didn’t have enough money to pay Messi even if he came.토스카지노
He ended up wearing Maimai’s jersey. Messi, who is hoping for a twilight career, hasn’t stopped playing in the MLS. Messi’s arrival in Miami completely transformed the team. Miami is currently at the bottom of the MLS standings. They made it to the League Cup final. They even beat MLS third-place Philadelphia 4-1 in the quarterfinals. Miami will face MLS fourth-place Nashville in the final on Tuesday.