The four footballers showed their tiki-taka and were close to scoring a dream goal if it hadn't been for the Salvadoran goalkeeper, who shone with his saves.
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Inter Miami began its busy schedule of preseason games with the aim of arriving in the best possible way for the start of Major League Soccer (MLS) 2024. With this in mind, the Heron traveled to El Salvador to face their national team in a friendly match at the Cuscatlán Stadium. Game in which the stars took part Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba j Sergio Busquets.
The four friends, who played together again since the fateful 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 Champions League and against La Selecta, showed what they do best: Tiki-Taka. Even the former FC Barcelona footballers brought magic from their feet and were on the verge of scoring a great goal.
What was Lionel Messi's near-goal against El Salvador?
The 35th minute of the first half was played Jordi Alba took a center for Luis Suárez. The “Pistolero” saw “Busi” coming and with one touch he passed the ball to him in front of all the Salvadorans’ goal.
After this touch, Sergio Busquets passed the ball to Lionel Messi, who gave it back and created a spectacular wall between the defenders, ending with a powerful shot from the Argentine. At the forefront, however, was goalkeeper Mario Gonzales, who made not one, but two phenomenal saves to prevent the world champions from scoring.
Lionel Messi's games with Inter Miami
- El Salvador 0-0 Inter Miami | complete
- FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami | 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
- Al-Hilal vs Inter Miami | 29.01 – 13.00 p.m
- A-Nassr vs Inter Miami | 01.02 – 13.00 p.m
- Hong Kong All-Stars vs. Inter Miami | 04.02 – 6.00 a.m
- Vissel Kobe vs Inter Miami | 07.02 – 5.00 a.m
- Inter Miami vs. Newell's | 3:02 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
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