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Inter Miami vs LA Galaxy: Messi’s Magical Moment Salvages Draw in Thrilling Encounter!

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Inter Miami vs LA Galaxy: Messi’s Heroics Secure Dramatic Draw

Match Overview

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Major League Soccer match between LA Galaxy and Inter Miami.

Key Updates

  • Final attempt from Miami sees Messi’s last-gasp goal.
  • Messi equalizes for Miami in the 92nd minute.
  • Miami capitalizes on a man advantage after Delgado’s red card.
  • An eventful match with plenty of drama.

Match Timeline

First Half

The first half ends with a nil-nil scoreline, but the action was far from dull. Callender’s outstanding saves, including a penalty stop, kept Miami in the game.

  • 2′: Drama as Fagundez’s goal is disallowed due to a foul against Puig.
  • 13′: Callender’s superb save denies Puig’s penalty.
  • 31′: Caceres gives the ball away to Messi, whose shot is saved by McCarthy.
  • 75′: LA breaks the deadlock with Jovelic’s goal, following a VAR check confirming no offside.
  • HT: An eventful half concludes with Miami needing to regroup.

Second Half

The drama continues as Miami fights back, with Messi’s late heroics stealing a point.

  • 68′: Messi’s free-kick hits the wall, and Gomez’s follow-up shot is flagged offside.
  • 89′: Delgado’s second yellow reduces LA to 10 men.
  • 90+2′: Messi equalizes for Miami, completing a remarkable comeback.
  • FT: The match ends in a thrilling 1-1 draw, thanks to Messi’s magic.

Player Ratings

Goalkeeper & Defense

  • Drake Callender (9/10): Man of the Match performance with crucial saves, including a penalty stop.
  • Jordi Alba (8/10): Provides the assist for Messi’s equalizer and maintains a solid presence on the left.
  • Tomas Aviles (6/10): Solid defensively and effective in moving the ball.
  • Serhiy Kryvtsov (6/10): Faces challenges but holds his own defensively.
  • DeAndre Yedlin (6/10): Faces difficulties but manages to contribute adequately.

Conclusion

Despite being outplayed for much of the game, Messi’s brilliance salvages a point for Miami. The Argentine’s late goal showcases his unmatched talent, earning Miami an undeserved draw. With Messi in their ranks, Miami remains a force to be reckoned with in Major League Soccer.

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