Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami stormed into the semi-finals at the Major League Soccer (MLS) as it won 4-0 against Charlotte FC on August 12.
Josef Martinez scored the first goal from a penalty. Robert Taylor scored the second one while Adilson Malanda’s own goal at the 78th minute seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for Charlotte FC.
But, it wasn’t the fairy tale ending Messi fans asked for. The stadium erupted when Leo scored the fourth goal for his team at the 86th minute.
With the former Barcelona trio of Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba leading the way, Miami consistently put Charlotte on the defensive. These three, working in tandem with Martinez, effectively baffled the opposing defence and achieved commendable results.
Messi once again led the charge as captain for Inter Miami, co-owned by David Beckham. It ignited the hopes of fans with his return on the field in their exhilarating quest for the coveted Leagues Cup championship.