Lionel Messi scores AGAIN: The Inter Miami sensation scores the eighth goal in his fifth game since arriving in the United States as his Herons dismantle Charlotte, 4-0, in the League Cup quarter-finals
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Lionel Messi’s blistering start to life in America continues as he scored for the fifth time in four starts for Inter Miami as the Herons extend their winning streak to five games after beating Charlotte, 4-0 , at home in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
The 36-year-old Argentine, who has yet to lose since arriving in South Florida last month, scored his eighth goal in five appearances for Miami in the 86th minute of Friday night’s win to place his team in the last four of the United States. domestic cup.
Miami is now awaiting the winner of the Philadelphia Union-Queretaro game on August 15.
Josef Martinez opened the scoring for Miami at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale with a 12th-minute penalty before Robert Taylor, who has upped his game since Messi’s arrival, added a second in the 32nd minute.
Charlotte’s Adilson Malanda scored an own goal in the 78th minute from a cross that was followed by Messi, eight minutes before last year’s World Cup champion finally got on the scoreboard .
Miami’s Lionel Messi, 36, scored in the 86th minute to put the nail in the coffin against Charlotte