Inter Miami, without Lionel Messi or Jordi Alba, was beaten this Saturday by Atlanta United 5-2, marking the first defeat of the Florida team since the arrival of the Argentine star.
Inter Miami had accumulated twelve games unbeaten in various competitions (eleven wins and a single draw), which led to them winning the first title in their history (Leagues Cup) and qualifying for another final (US Open Cup).
However, this extraordinary series ended this Saturday precisely in a game in which Messi did not take the field, who did not travel to Atlanta for this game after returning from training with Argentina (Jordi Alba was also not part of the squad). ). .
This loss complicates Inter Miami’s comeback in the quest for the MLS playoffs and is now six points out of the Eastern Conference playoff spots.
These were the goals in the Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami game?
Inter Miami took the lead in the 25th minute with a goal from Ecuadorian Leonardo Campana, but the Atlanta team led by Argentinian Thiago Almada responded beautifully and turned the score around in less than ten minutes.
The home team’s goals before half-time came from Tristan Muyumba with a header in the 36th minute, Kamal Miller with an own goal in the 41st minute and Brooks Lennon in the 44th minute.
The team led by Argentinian Gerardo “Tata” Martino closed the deficit in the 53rd minute with a penalty from Campana (a brace for the striker).
But Giorgos Giakoumakis in the 76th minute and Tyler Wolff in the 89th minute made Atlanta United’s victory perfect.
Inter Miami now has 28 points after 27 games, while DC United, the team now in ninth place in the East (final spot for the playoffs), has 34 points after 28 games.