Messi bowed his head after being pinched and hit US 10 consecutive attack points failed
Lionel Messi’s thrilling goal march in the new soccer world has been suspended. Messi failed to write an attack point for the first time since entering the U.S.
Inter Miami striker Messi started the game at home against Nashville in the 2023 Major League Soccer (MLS) at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on the 31st and played full-time in the 90th minute, but left-footed free-kick was blocked twice by the opponent.
This is the first time Messi has failed to score a goal or help since joining Miami last month. Messi has scored 11 goals and 3 assists in a total of 9 games in the North-Central American League Cup, the U.S. Open Cup, and the regular league MLS. He had scored offensive points in all nine games. However, he returned empty-handed in the 10th game.
With the draw, Miami recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses (22 points) in 24 games, remaining 14th among 15 Eastern Conference teams. Nashville is seventh with 39 points. Miami played two to three games less than other teams, so it is expected to be possible to enter the mid-range depending on how they play the remaining 12 games
Miami played in a 4-3-3 formation on the same day. With goalkeeper Drake Calender defending the goal, Hordi Alba, Kamal Miller, Thomas Abiles and Liandre Yedlin built a back four. Dixon Arroyo, Sergio Busquets and Diego Gomes were in the midfield, while Robert Taylor, Rousseff Martinez and Messi built the front three-top.
This is Messi’s 10th game since joining Miami last month. However, this is the first time he has started in the MLS game, a regular league. He has led the team to its first championship since its foundation in seven Riggs Cup matches, and has been the top contributor to the final by reaching the semifinals of the US Open Cup. He made his MLS debut in an away game against the New York Red Bulls on the 27th and scored his debut goal, but he was substituted in the 15th minute of the second half.
Nashville, seeking revenge for a penalty shootout defeat in the Riggs Cup final, pulled out a 4-2-3-1 formation. Elliot Panico was the gatekeeper, and Daniel Lovitz, Jack Maher, Lucas McNaughton and Shackel Moore made the back four. Dax McCarty and Brian Anunga formed a double volante. Alex Mouil, Randall Lille and Fabrice Pico were in the second line. Deal Burnbury came out on top.
Before the match, Miami’s current captain Messi and former captain Yedlin came out with the Riggs Cup trophy side by side and spent time celebrating with home fans. The crowd, who filled the stadium with 25,000 people, felt the “mesh effect” and were delighted to see the first trophy
Messi, who wore the captain’s armband and wore the back number 10 on the same day, struggled with the opponent’s double check in the beginning, but gradually developed his attack from the 14th minute of the first half when he kicked a free kick on the right side. In the 19th minute of the first half, he fired a threatening 30m long kick far to the left of the arc, but failed to reach the feet of Busquets, who had a pot in Barcelona.
Messi also expressed his willingness not to be treated smoothly by shaking his teeth hard with his left arm and protesting against the referee as the opposing center back Maher pulled, tapped, and pinched his clothes. It was also an expression of Nashville’s willingness not to be beaten twice by Messi’s one-man show in the Riggs Cup final. In the 25th minute of the first half, he suffered from being hit in the head by another central defender of Nashville, McNaughton, while digging into the left side of the penalty area.
Messi drew cheers from the crowd with his fantastic penetration pass in the 27th minute of the first half. The ball was delivered to Taylor’s feet, who was digging into the left side of the penalty area by quickly spraying a penetration pass that knocked down three opponents at once near the half-line. Taylor’s ball control was immature and blocked by his opponent, which did not lead to a goal, but it was a warning to his opponent that he could make and release an attack from the back as much as he wanted
In the 33rd minute of the first half, he was annoyed with his colleague. Taylor, who received Messi’s pass from the front of the arc, expressed strong regret, saying that Messi did not give him a return pass when he shot a left-footed shot after trapping twice over the crossbar.
However, Messi’s heart was not broken. In the 44th minute of the first half, he collapsed five opponents near the half-line this time and handed Taylor one more amazing pass. Taylor trapping in the air and connected it with a left-footed shot, which hit the opponent’s foot and left the goal. Messi bowed his head again this time. The MLS striker’s class was definitely different from Barcelona or PSG where he played before.
The first half, when the mid-tier team finished last and played 45 minutes in defense against the second team, has passed. Messi’s expression hardened when it ended 0-0, and Alba kicked the grass hard and expressed strong dissatisfaction. Miami had a 74 percent possession of the ball in the first half, but there were no effective shots on three shots. Nashville rather threatened the home team with a counterattack with one effective shot.
In the second half, Miami’s offensive centered on Messi was further strengthened. In the 16th minute of the second half, Messi scored McCarty’s foul on the right side of the penalty area, the so-called “Messi Zone,” which shook the home crowd, but his left-footed free kick went straight to Panico, which ended in nothing. In the 21st minute of the second half, the two teams exchanged threatening shots that were blocked by the opponent’s goalkeeper.
In the 24th minute of the second half, Nashville’s substitute striker Hani Muktar shook the home team’s net with Pico’s pass, and Miami swept away as Pico was found to have caught the ball from an offside position.
Messi got an opponent’s foul in the 40th minute of the second half and kicked a free kick directly from a distance to the right of the penalty area, but this time, he hit the opponent’s defender’s head and floated high, so the goal was also canceled.
Since then, Miami almost gave up a penalty kick for a handball foul, but it was concluded that it was not a foul after VAR, so it remained 0-0. The two teams failed to score even in the extra time of the second half, and eventually shared one point without scoring. Messi penetrated the right side of the opponent’s penalty area just before the end and fired a right-footed shot, but was blocked by the opponent’s goalkeeper.
Messi looked at the ground alone for a long time on the ground as if he could not calm down after the final whistle. Miami, where Messi plays, will play an away game against LA FC, which is full of Latin American national teams such as Carlos Bella (Mexico) and Christian Olivera (Uruguia) at 11 a.m. on September 4
Messi, who signed an estimated annual salary of about 100 billion won with Miami on the 16th of last month, hit a theater winning shot that confirmed a 2-1 victory in extra time in the second half in the first League Cup match against Mexican club Cruz Azul on July 21.
He then scored multiple goals against Atlanta United on the 26th and led the team to a 4-0 victory, and scored multiple goals in consecutive games against Orlando City on August 3 to be at the center of the Miami League Cup round of 16. Messi, who also scored two goals in the round of 16 against FC Dallas on the 7th, ended the game 4-4, and Miami won the penalty shoot-out to advance to the quarterfinals.
Messi’s power shone as the tournament progressed. Messi, who scored five consecutive goals after entering the U.S. with a 4-0 victory in the quarterfinals against Charlotte FC in the 41st minute of the second half, also scored one goal in the semifinals against Philadelphia Union and contributed to a 4-1 victory. In the final against Nashville, he scored the first goal in the 23rd minute of the first half. After a 1-1 draw, Miami won the penalty shootout and lifted its first trophy since the team was founded in 2018.
Messi moved the stage to the U.S. Open Cup, which is the nature of the FA Cup of the National Football Association, and led the 3-3 draw with two help that seemed to have taken GPS in a bloody battle against Cincinnati, the MLS leader, on the 24th. In the end, Miami won the penalty shootout again and advanced to the final 토토사이트 추천
And Messi made his debut in MLS, the main stage. He scored his debut goal as a substitute against the New York Red Bulls on the 27th, continuing the Messi craze in the regular league. The offensive point march was suspended against Nashville on the 31st, but I wondered if I could continue again against LA FC.