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Inter Miami, with Messi, wins over the Bell

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Inter Miami, with Messi, wins over the Bell

A goal from the Ecuadorian Leonardo Campana in extra time this Saturday gave the 1-0 victory to the Inter Miami in front of D.C. Unitedin a match with few clear goal plays but dominated by the locals and a difficult one. Leo Messi He returned to the starting eleven after missing the previous Wednesday’s game against Orlando City due to knee discomfort resulting from a blow the previous weekend against Montreal.

Jordi Alba also started again, having played a few minutes as a substitute against Orlando City on Wednesday and after having missed four games due to injury. Inter Miami, playing with a 4-3-3, began by pressing Alex Bono’s goal and controlling the ball against a defensive United organized in 5-3-2.

The rain fell heavily on the Chase Stadium, which initially forced the start of the game to be delayed, which started with Messi and his teammates creating plays with many passes that ended in nothing. The Argentine number 10, the Uruguayan Luis Suárez and the Paraguayan Matías Rojas, who received a yellow card for unsportsmanlike play, tried without success to clearly reach the goal throughout the first half.

Leo started against DC United, but this time he couldn’t score


For its part, the few times that DC United managed to get into the opposing half didn’t hurt either and they were only able to shoot on goal once in the entire first half.

The Florida team, top scorer in the league and leader of the East, continued to press at the beginning of the second half, but with the Washington team more active in the counterattacks. After ten minutes of play in the second half, Robert Taylor came on for Benja Cremashi in Miami and Matti Peltola replaced Jackson Hopkins in DC United, who began to reach Drake Callender’s goal with more danger.

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After the changes implemented by the coaches, both teams easily reached the opponent’s large area, but neither finished finishing. Referee Guido González granted 9 minutes of extra time that Ecuadorian Leonardo Campana, who had replaced Rojas a few minutes earlier, took advantage of to score with a shot from the center of the area assisted by Sergio Busquets, to achieve the victory for those from Florida.


1 – Inter Miami: Callender; Weidan, Avilés, Freire (Kryvtov, m.66) Alba; Cremaschi (Taylor, m.57), Busquets, Gressel; Messi, Suárez and Rojas (Campana, m.90+3).
0 – DC United: Bond; Santos (Rodriguez, m.80/Peroni m.90), Bartlett, Birnbaum (Tubbs), McVev, Herrera; Klich, Hopkins (Peltola, m.56), Stroud (Murrel, m.79); T. Ku-Dipietro (Dájome m.64) and Benteke.
Goal: 1-0, Bell (m. 90+4)
Referee: Guido González (USA). He showed a yellow card to the local Rojas (m.30) and to the visitors Benteke (m.26), McVey (m.48) and Klich (m.90 + 6).
Incidents: Match corresponding to the fourteenth day of the MLS, played at the Chase Stadium in Miami.

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