Messi’s Stunning 2 Goals led Inter Miami Triumphs Over Nashville SC

In a thrilling encounter on April 20, 2024, Inter Miami CF faced off against Nashville SC at the Chase Stadium, Fort Lauderdale. The match ended with a 3-1 victory for Inter Miami, with Lionel Messi leading the charge.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets both on the scoresheet again Nashville SC
Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets both on the scoresheet again Nashville SC. Photo: Goal.com

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Key Players

Miami’s lineup was formidable, with Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets both on the scoresheet. Messi bagged a brace and registered one assist, while Busquets scored a fantastic header. Other notable players included Luis Suarez, Julian Gressel, and Drake Callender.

On the other side, Nashville’s key players included Daniel Lovitz, who sent in an in-swinging cross that resulted in an own goal by Franco Negri of Inter Miami.

Brief Highlights

The match started with a nightmare for Inter Miami as Nashville SC opened the scoring three minutes in. However, Inter Miami struck back not too long after, with Messi guiding the ball into the back of the net in the 11th minute.

Just before the halftime break, Messi sent in a curling corner kick that Busquets met at the front post to open his Miami account. In the 81st minute, Messi slotted home a penalty, sending Joe Willis the wrong way to add his second goal of the night.

Game Statistics

Here’s the table for the given team stats:

StatsInter MiamiNashville SC
Shots1013
Shots on Target75
Possession53%47%
Passes476416
Pass Accuracy82%80%
Fouls1412
Yellow Cards22
Red Cards00
Offsides33
Corners46

Quick Timeline (Inter Miami vs Nashville SC):

Here’s a brief timeline of the match:

  • 1:52 min: Franco Negri of Nashville scored a goal.
  • 10:23 min: Lionel Messi of Miami scored a goal.
  • 38:35 min: Sergio Busquets of Miami scored a goal.
  • 80:25 min: Lionel Messi of Miami scored a goal.

Table Position

After this match, Miami maintained their top position in the Eastern Conference with 18 points. On the other hand, Nashville held the 14th position.

Upcoming Matches

Miami’s upcoming matches are:

  • April 27: New England Revolution
  • May 4: New York Red Bulls
  • May 11: CF Montreal
  • May 15: Orlando City
  • May 18: DC United

Nashville SC’s upcoming matches are:

  • April 28: San Jose Earthquakes
  • May 5: CF Montreal
  • May 12: Charlotte FC
  • May 16: Toronto FC
  • May 18: Atlanta United FC

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