with videoLionel Messi qualified with Inter Miami to the final of the US Open Cup. The 36-year-old Messi and his teammates were too strong for FC Cincinnati after the shootout. The score was 2-2 after regular time and 3-3 after extra time. Inter Miami won the penalty shootout, 5-4.
Messi’s team was trailing 2-0 and only forced Cincinnati’s extra time in stoppage time. Not least thanks to Messi. The Argentine did not score himself, but the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain striker put the ball within reach of Leonardo Campana twice. He only had to put his head on the ball twice. And the score fell to 2-2 in the 97th minute only.
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Inter Miami took the lead in overtime, but Cincinnati equalized just before the end. Then Messi used the first penalty kick of the penalty series and saw Cincinnati miss the fifth.
Last week, Messi won the League Cup with Inter Miami. This was the first award Messi received in the United States. The League Cup is a cup tournament for clubs from the American and Mexican leagues. The US Open Cup is the oldest cup tournament in the United States, and is comparable to the FA Cup in England.
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