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Strategic Rest: Lionel Messi’s Absence and Inter Miami’s Game Plan

Lionel Messi opted for his first break of the 2024 season, sitting out the Sunday afternoon home match against CF Montreal. Prior to the game, Messi was marked as questionable due to a shin injury on the MLS availability list released Friday night.

According to team officials, the official reason cited for his absence on Sunday was “rest”. The 36-year-old Argentine maestro had participated in all four Inter Miami matches this season. The crucial second leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup Round of 16 awaits at home on Wednesday against Nashville SC. Miami finds itself in the midst of a challenging four-game, 12-day stretch.

Assistant coach Javi Morales indicated on Friday that a decision regarding Messi’s participation would be determined after assessing his condition and discussing with him, especially considering another fixture looming on Wednesday.Golden State Warriors’ Dominance Over Bucks and Potential Playoff Showdown with Clippers: A Resurgence and the Blake Griffin Factor

Although Sergio Busquets and Luis Suarez were on the game roster for Sunday’s match, they did not feature in the starting lineup. The starting eleven comprised Robert Taylor, Leo Campana, Lawson Sunderland, David Ruiz, Julian Gressel, Fede Redondo, Noah Allen, Sergiy Kryvtsov, Jordi Alba, and Drake Callender. Alba (suffering from illness) and Campana (nursing a leg injury) had both missed the Nashville game on Wednesday.Goalkeeper Heroics and Rainy Drama: U.S. and Canada Battle to Thrilling Draw in CONCACAF W Gold Cup

The bench included Busquets, Suarez, CJ Dos Santos, Ryan Sailor, Diego Gomez, Nico Freire, Shanyder Borgelin, and Israel Boatwright.NBA Debut: Onuralp Bitim Shines for Chicago Bulls in Victory Against Cleveland Cavaliers

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way


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