Inter Miami traveled to Atlanta without Lionel Messi to face the game on Matchday 32 of Major League Soccer. Gerardo “Tata” Martino had expected that it was possible that the Argentine star would not make the trip as they wanted to avoid wear and tear or injury, and so the “10” of Las Garzas stayed and was seen with her His sons Ciro and Mateo were hanging around the academy watching Thiago train.
However, his team noticed his absence and although they started to win with a great goal from Leonardo Campana, they lost concentration after eight minutes and turned the score around just before half-time.
The game ended 5-2 with a win in favor of the locals; Nevertheless, Campana signed another double to his private account.
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The key to Inter Miami’s loss to Atlanta United
Great goal from Campana
In the 25th minute, the Ecuadorian striker, who recently announced his extension with Inter Miami, took advantage of the rebound after a shot hit the crossbar, controlled and put a hat on Miles Robinson, then scored powerfully and scored the first goal of the meeting .
Great goal from Leonardo Campana, who is still on fire and leading the attack of the Miami team. It could certainly be the score of the day.
Did Atlanta tie the game?
Tristan Muyumba, Atlanta United’s French midfielder, expected a cross at the front post in the 36th minute and managed to head the ball towards the goal. However, when he hit the post he ran across the entire goal line and after a VAR review it was validated.
Despite all the controversy, the game ended in a draw after 36 minutes.
Fortune smiled on Atlanta
However, barely 18-year-old American full-back Caleb Wiley was encouraged to attack, lined up and delivered a perfect assist to Brooks Lennon, who finished like a striker and extended his team’s lead to two goals after 44 minutes.
Within 8 minutes, Inter Miami gave up the lead at Mercedes-Benz Stadium; They equalized, came back and extended their lead.
Handball, penalty and another bell
Luis Abram, the Peruvian defender, committed a handball in the penalty area and the referee did not hesitate to award the maximum penalty. With this in mind, Leonardo Campana, who is taller and is having the best moment of his career, did not hesitate to ask for the ball and executed it well, deceiving Brad Guzan. The Ecuadorian striker brought Inter Miami closer on the scoreboard, scoring his brace from the penalty spot in the 53rd minute.
From then on the game got too heated, both teams won everything and faced each other several times. It was clear that it was about more than just three points.
Atlanta was liquidated
Giorgos Giakoumakis equalized in the 76th minute, scoring the fourth goal of the game in favor of Atlanta United, who dominated Inter Miami, who lacked Messi but were proactive in attack.
However, Atlanta United’s “little hand” was to come as substitute Tyler Wolff scored the final goal to finish off Las Garzas.
David Ruiz (66′, Dixon Arroyo), Nicolas Stefanelli (66′, Robert Taylor), Robbie Robinson (73′, Benjamin Cremaschi), Saba Lobjanidze (73′, Edwin Mosquera), Miguel Berry (79′, Giorgos Giakoumakis), Tyler Wolff (80′, Xande Silva), Joseph Martinez (82′, Leonardo Campana), Sergii Kryvtsov (82′, Tomas Avilés), I drove Fortune (82′, Matheus Rossetto)
0-1, 24′: Leonardo Campana1-1, 35′: Tristan Muyumba2-1, 40′: Kamal Miller3-1, 43′: Brook Lennon3-2, 52′: Leonardo Campana4-2, 75′: Georgios Giakoumakis5-2, 88′: Tyler Wolff
Referee: Jair Marrufo
VAR referees: Edvin Jurisevic, TJ Zablocki
Tristan Muyumba (28′, yellow) Luis Abram (51′, yellow) Facundo Farias (56′, yellow) Nicolas Stefanelli (85′, yellow)