After Lionel Messi’s debut (with a free-kick goal included for the agonizing victory over Cruz Azul), Gerardo Martino’s Inter Miami continues its participation in the Leagues Cup, hosting Atlanta United this Tuesday at the DRV PNK Stadium.
Although it is not yet known if the Argentine star will start as a starter, “Tata” Martino assured in a press conference that Messi will play more minutes than in the last match against Cruz Azul and that he will be the team’s captain. The same fate runs for the Spanish Sergio Busquets, who could also play from the start.
With both the victory and the tie, the Florida team will go directly to the round of 16. For its part, Atlanta United, led by Gonzalo Pineda, will play its first match in this competition, and would include Thiago Almada, another world champion with the Argentine National Team in Qatar 2022, among the headlines.
David Beckham to CNNE: Lionel Messi arrived at Inter Miami to “win and inspire the next generation of soccer players” in the United States The match will have a special flavor for Martino, due to his past as coach of the Georgia state team. The “Tata” was not only the first coach in the history of Atlanta United, but also became champion in the 2018 season. The details of a one-on-one interview with Messi at Inter Miami 1:23 What is the Leagues Cup? The Leagues Cup is a tournament that pits teams from the Mexican and United States leagues against each other, and consists of 15 groups of 3 teams each. The first two of each zone access the round of 16, where they are joined by Pachuca and LAFC, already classified as champions of the Liga MX and MLS, respectively. Date, time of the match and how to watch it live The match will be played at the DRV PKN Stadium, in Fort Lauderdale, and the schedule, depending on where you are, is as follows: