- Miami seemed on the verge of suffering its first loss of the season in California.
- That was before Messi emerged with the crucial equalizer for the visitors.
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As he has done so many times in just eight months at the club, Lionel Messi came to Inter Miami’s rescue once again with a last-gasp equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Inter Miami.
Messi had to bail Miami out of trouble Sunday night in California, where they appeared on the verge of suffering a first loss of the new MLS season heading into stoppage time.
Dejan Joveljic opened the scoring for the hosts with 15 minutes remaining, collecting a ball from Marco Delgado that crossed the goal and beating goalkeeper Drake Callender from close range to break the deadlock.
However, when Delgado saw red 13 minutes later, Miami was offered a late lifeline heading into seven minutes of stoppage time.
Lionel Messi came to Inter Miami’s rescue on Sunday night with an injury-time equalizer in a 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy.
Just two minutes into the final half, Messi scored, and the Argentine captain headed Jordi Alba’s cross into the roof of the net to salvage a point for the visitors.
After failing to score in Wednesday’s opening win over Real Salt Lake City, Miami’s superstar player was on hand with his first goal of the campaign at the most crucial moment, ensuring Tata Martino’s men remain undefeated two games after the season.
Earlier in the evening, Callender looked to be the hero of the night for Inter after making a series of fantastic saves, including when he brilliantly stooped to deny Galaxy’s Riqui Puig a penalty.