Can Inter Miami pull off a win without the presence of Lionel Messi ?
The answer to that question was a resounding yes because Miami secured a 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City. There’s no worry about Messi’s absence because Leonardo Campana is stepping up
The match started with Sporting KC showing some impressive performance, including an early goal within the first ten minutes by Daniel Salloi, which goalkeeper Drake Callender couldn’t stop. Despite Alan Pulido’s efforts to make a comeback with a goal in the second half, it proved insufficient to secure the win.
Lio Campana delivered an exceptional performance throughout the game and scored two out of Miami’s three goals in Messi’s absence. Fábio Faria’s goal in the 60th minute sealed Miami’s victory over Sporting Kansas City.
Inter Miami also had eight key players on international duty, including striker Josef Martínez (Venezuela), midfielder Robin Taylor (Finland), and the standout 18-year-old Benjamin Kreamaaschi (USA).
With a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City, Inter Miami CF gained three crucial points in South Florida, keeping their playoff hopes alive. After this significant victory, Miami CF is just six points away from the playoff line.
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For when will Messi play next?
Messi is making magic with Argentina in World Cup qualifiers, but he hopes to return to Miami for their next game against Atlanta United on September 16th. Despite several players missing from the roster, Inter Miami CF managed to secure an important win.
In the 88th minute, all-out substitutions were made, and at the end of the second half, Victor Ulloa replaced Fábio Faria for Miami CF.
Alan Pulido’s goal:
Sporting Kansas City made a comeback in the second half when Alan Pulido (78′) scored a splendid goal from the center of the box, giving them their second goal of the night.
Fábio Faria’s goal:
A quick start by the Busquets filled Miami with confidence, and after some scuffles, Sergio Busquets made a wise decision to start the game. With permission granted, and the man who’s everywhere, Fábio Faria scored a 3-1 goal (60′).”
“Inter Miami doesn’t settle for mere comfort with their advantage; they aspire for greater success. Nicholas Stefanelli is called for a handball (’54) and Sporting KC remains aggressive with players like Fábio Faria consistently playing the ball in the box.
There’s no worry about Messi’s absence because Leonardo Campana is stepping up. Despite the absence of key players in the roster, Leonardo Campana has proven Miami CF’s competitive ability.
Leonardo Campana’s Goal:
Miami has taken a halftime lead, and Campana shines! Campana (45′) scored a header from the left side of the box with an assist from DeAndre Yedlin.
Leonardo Campana’s Goal:
Miami leveled the score against Sporting Kansas City in the first half as Campana (25′ pen) scored a penalty, making it 1-1.
Daniel Salloi’s Goal:
Sporting Kansas City made the first move against Inter Miami CF as Daniel Salloi (9′) scored early in the first half, giving Sporting KC a 1-0 lead with a shot from the center of the box that got past Drake Callender.
What time will Inter Miami vs. Sporting Kansas City play today?
The kickoff is set for 7:30 PM in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at DRV PNK Stadium. How to watch Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC: Stream the match online just like all MLS games; the Inter Miami vs. Kansas City match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET. It will be streamed on ET Saturday, available on Apple TV.
Is Messi playing tonight.?
Unfortunately, Messi won’t be part of the match against Sporting Kansas City tonight as he is currently on international duty with Argentina for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Messi played a crucial role in securing a 1-0 victory for his country against Ecuador last Thursday. Argentina’s next match with Bolivia is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 PM ET.
Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba for Miami CF:
Messi and other key players’ absence puts the spotlight on Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba to lead Miami CF against Sporting Kansas City. Despite the absence of eight key players, including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Josef Martínez (Venezuela), Sergi Krivtsov (Ukraine), Benjamin Kreamaschi (USMNT), Edison Azcona (Dominican Republic), Diego Gómez (Paraguay), and David Ruiz (Honduras), Miami CF’s coach, Gerardo Martino, trusts Campana to lead the team against Sporting KC.
Campana, the magician, has stretched Miami’s limits without Messi. Miami’s recent form has given me confidence in their ability to win without their maestro.”
Can Messi and Inter Miami make it to the playoffs?
That’s a good question considering the numbers mentioned above. We’ve dissected all the playoff scenarios and the team’s prospects, and the road ahead isn’t easy. Miami currently sits in 14th place out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-14-4 and 25 points. To qualify for the playoffs, they’ll need to finish at least 9th or higher, which is a challenging feat. So far, only Cincinnati has secured a playoff spot with a record of 17-4-6 and 57 points.
In the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City is in 11th place with a record of 8-11-8 and 32 points, just two points behind 9th-placed Dallas. St. Louis stands at the forefront in the Western division with a remarkable tally of 15-10-2 and a total of 47 points.
Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC Live:
When and where to watch MLS matches live? The Inter Miami vs. The Sporting KC game is scheduled for September 10, 2023. What time will the Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC match start? The game is set to commence at 5 AM IST. Where will Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC be played? The game is scheduled to happen at DRV PNK Stadium.
MLS Live: How to watch live streaming?
How can I watch the live streaming of Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC? The match will be available for live streaming on the official Apple TV app. The Major League Soccer 2023-24 season will also be streamed live on Apple TV. Indian fans can stream the match live with an Apple Pass.