Inter Miami vs Philadelphia Union in the American League Cup – Semi-Finals: Everything you want to know

16 August 2023 - 1:16 am

There are doubts about the participation of the star Lionel Messi with the Inter Miami team against his counterpart, Philadelphia Union, in the semi-finals of the American and Mexican League Cups, after an ankle injury during recent training.

According to American newspapers, Lionel Messi injured his right ankle during training on Monday.

The date of the Inter Miami and Philadelphia Union match

Inter Miami will meet Philadelphia Union in the American League Cup semi-finals at exactly two o’clock tomorrow, Wednesday, Egypt time, provided that the winner will meet the qualifier from the Monterrey and Nashville match in the final scheduled for next Saturday.

Inter Miami coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino commented on concerns about his compatriot Lionel Messi’s injury, saying: “I didn’t see exactly what happened, but if it was serious, the players would have been shocked and because they were all fine, I think it was nothing important.”

Messi has been in a state of glow since his move to Inter Miami from Paris Saint-Germain, where he spent two years, to score against Charlotte in the quarter-finals of the competition, his eighth goal in five matches since his arrival in Florida on July 21.

The number of Messi’s goals with Inter Miami reached 8 goals in 5 games in the shirt of his new team, which achieved its fourth successive victory in the American and Mexican League Cups, after failing to win in a series of 11 matches in the American League.

Messi joined the ranks of Inter Miami during the current summer Mercato, in a free transfer, after the end of his contract with his former club, Paris Saint-Germain, France.

The American team, Inter Miami, qualified for the League Cup semi-finals, after sweeping Charlotte with a clean four, which was concluded by Argentine star Lionel Messi.