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Messi and Inter Miami Cruise to Semifinals in Leagues Cup Showdown

Inter Miami’s relentless goal spree continues with Lionel Messi leading the charge, and an interesting twist emerged in their latest victory. In a dominant display, Inter Miami outplayed Charlotte 4-0, securing a spot in the Leagues Cup semifinals and showcasing their transformation since Messi’s arrival.

While Messi extended his scoring streak with a late goal in the 88th minute, it was a collective effort that propelled Inter Miami to triumph. The momentum was set by Josef Martínez’s penalty kick in the 12th minute, followed by Robert Taylor’s conversion of a well-placed cross in the 32nd. An own goal from Charlotte sealed the deal in the 78th.

The stats reflect Inter Miami’s dominance, with a staggering 62.2% possession and 702 successful passes compared to Charlotte’s 413. Even the pressure that led to the own goal highlighted Miami’s offensive prowess. Goalkeeper Drake Callender had minimal work until the second half.

Inter Miami’s journey from a struggling 5-3-14 record to a Leagues Cup contender is remarkable, and Messi’s influence cannot be understated. Since his arrival, Miami has scored an impressive 17 goals in just five matches, with Messi himself contributing eight goals and three assists.

As interest in MLS grows, evident in rising Apple TV viewership, Inter Miami faces mounting expectations. The 36-year-old Messi has risen to the challenge, proving his worth and driving his team’s resurgence on the field.

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