Lionel Messi scored again as Inter Miami finally defeated Nashville to win 2023 Leagues Cup final, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
It was a tightly-contested game between the two sides at the Geodis Park as they lock horns before a sold-out stadium.
Lionel Messi once again enthralled his fans as he continued in his best form for the MLS side.
Messi increased his goal tally to 10 goals in seven matches, scoring in the 27th minutes to give Inter Miami the lead.
The 2022 World Cup hero has now scored in his first seven consecutive matches for Inter Miami, since making his debut against Cruz Azul.
Nashville put up a solid display trying to find an equaliser but could not make anything happen as the first half ended with Inter Miami taking the lead.
Second Half Report
Inter Miami were again in the front foot starting the second half against Nashville but Nashville gave a more solid display.
Before the hour mark, Nashville were able to pull a comeback with a 57th-minute goal from Picault.
The goal restored parity but Inter Miami made concerted efforts to return back to the lead all to no avail.
Nashville dropped deep defending as the pressure mounted while working on counters to offset Inter Miami.
Both sides failed to find the back of the net again as the game finally ended 1-1 heading into penalty shootouts.
Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and other Inter Miami players converted their spotkick except Victor Ulloa, who missed one.
Nashville players also converted their spotkicks except Randall Leal and Elliot Panicco, who missed two.
Inter Miami won 10-9 after the shootouts, to win their first silverware in the club’s history.