Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami reach US Open Cup final


Lionel Messi helped Inter Miami reach their second final since joining the club last month. The Argentine superstar converted his penalty as his side won their second shoot-out in four days to reach the US Open Cup final.

Messi’s side came back from 2-0 against FC Cincinnati to win a thrilling game that ended 3-3 after extra time. 

The 36-year-old failed to score in a match for the first time for his new side, however he did provide two assists during the game before Miami went on to win the match 5-4 on penalties. 

Miami will now make the club’s first appearance in the prestigious US Open Cup final, a tournament which dates back to 1913, against Houston Dynamo on September 27.

Inter Miami are unbeaten in eight games after signing Messi and his former Barcelona team-mates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba. 

They picked up the club’s first-ever honour last Saturday, beating Nashville to win the Leagues Cup. 

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