Inter Miami 1 – 1 Nashville(10-9 pen): Player Rating as Miami’s record with Lionel Messi on the field


Lionel Messi took Inter Miami from worst to first in just seven games of his Inter Miami career.

Inter Miami, sitting at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference table while the league was suspended for the League Cup, just won the first title in club history by topping Nashville SC in a penalty shootout.

Messi scored a sensational first-half goal to complete his 10-goal Golden Boot resume from end to end in the League Cup before slotting home a penalty to open the shootout. The Argentinian giant has scored in every League Cup game, including both group stage games and all five knockout games.

Nashville would draw level and after that both teams would get chances and for Inter Miami it was a Lionel Messi effort which hit the post. With the final kick of the 90 minutes, the ball fell to Campana who who flicked the goalkeeper but his effort hit the outside of the goal.

The match went to penalty kicks and Lionel Messi scored his, going to the goalkeeper’s left. All 11 players from both teams would take penalty kicks and it was Inter Miami goalkeeper making the save on the last kick which won them the Leagues Cup.

Inter Miami Player Ratings

GK: Callender – 8.3

RB: Yedlin – 6.2

CB: Kryvtov – 7.5

CB: Miller – 6.6

LB: Alba – 7.4

MF: Arroyo – 6.2

CDM: Busquests – 7.1

MF: Cremaschi –6.7

LW: Taylor – 7.1

 CF: Martinez – 5.9

RW: Messi – 7.9 ( 1 Goal)

Man Of The Match – Lionel Messi

Man Of The Tournament – Lionel Messi

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