MLS: Is Lionel Messi playing today for Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul?

Messi Inter Miami

Inter Miami’s opening game of the 2023 League Cup was dominated by Lionel Messi’s anticipated debut in Florida.

Messi’s move to the US has been a huge story in MLS circles in recent weeks, with Inter Miami fans eager to catch a glimpse of their new superstar.

Inter Miami have struggled in league fixtures this season and head coach Tata Martino will be hoping this competition can be a springboard for their campaign with the Argentine legend in tow.

Messi is in line to feature in this game but Martino will be looking to manage his playing time in the coming weeks.

Is Lionel Messi playing for Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul?

The build up to this game has been filled with questions over Messi’s involvement with Martino looking to balance the huge glare on his new No.10.

Martino’s comments hint at Messi coming off the bench for a cameo role against Cruz Azul, with his former Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets also in line for some action in Florida.

Jordi Alba will have to wait for his first run out in the USA as Martino continues his plan to create a mini Barcelona in Miami.

Inter Miami vs. Cruz Azul kickoff time

This match between Inter Miami and Cruz Azul will be played at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Friday July 21 (US time) and will kick off at 8:00 p.m. local time in the USA.

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