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Lionel Messi Subbed Off for Inter Miami vs. Toronto FC With Obvious Damage

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II September 21, 2023 AP Photo/Ryan Sun Lionel Messi was subbed off in the 37th minute of Inter Miami’s MLS contest against Toronto FC on Wednesday with an apparent right leg ailment. Safid Deen of USA Today provided more details. “During a brief moment, Messi stretched his right leg out during

Lionel Messi Subbed Off for Inter Miami vs. Toronto FC With Obvious Damage

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IISeptember 21, 2023

Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi prepares for a throw-in during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Sun)

AP Photograph/Ryan Solar

Lionel Messi was subbed off within the thirty seventh minute of Inter Miami’s MLS contest towards Toronto FC on Wednesday with an obvious proper leg ailment.

Safid Deen of USA In the present day supplied extra particulars.

“Throughout a short second, Messi stretched his proper leg out in the course of the thirty fourth minute of the match.

“Messi was bent over and simply tending to his leg across the midfield space.

“Messi appeared to be favoring his proper leg, across the calf space, shortly after he charged to the field that ended when Messi was defended too large.

“Two minutes later, Messi was heading to the sidelines.”

Messi was taking part in in his first match since Sept. 7, when he led Argentina over Ecuador 1-0 in a 2026 World Cup qualifying contest.

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Messi has performed 12 matches with Inter Miami since July 21, when he made his debut for the staff. Inter Miami, which was final within the MLS desk when Messi joined the staff, hasn’t misplaced a recreation wherein the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has performed.

On Wednesday, Messi was fairly energetic, taking three photographs (one on aim) inside a six-minute interval within the first half. None discovered the web, however Inter Miami did later when Facundo Farías scored to present his staff a 1-0 lead proper earlier than halftime.

As for Messi, he gave the captain’s armband to DeAndre Yedlin earlier than exiting. Robert Taylor changed Messi within the lineup.

Three minutes previous to Messi’s exit, Jordi Alba additionally left the sport with an undisclosed damage. Inter Miami head coach Tata Martino supplied an replace at halftime.

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Tata Martino On Apple TV on Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba

“They needed to depart the sport, we are going to consider them in the course of the week.”

Translated from Spanish

Messi and Alba weren’t supposed to return off within the first half per Tata. #MLS #MLSSeasonPass #InterMiamiCF #Intermiami

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Inter Miami’s subsequent match is an MLS contest on Sunday towards Orlando Metropolis SC. They then play the Houston Dynamo subsequent Wednesday within the U.S. Open Cup last.

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