Srinagar: The Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi helped David Beckham owned Inter Miami win its first ever title as they defeated Nashville SC 10-9 on penalties to win the Leagues Cup 2023.
Lionel Messi scored a goal in the match that ended 1-1 in normal time and also found the back of the net in the penalty shootout.
It is first title for Messi since moving to the US as Inter Miami secured a thrilling victory over Nashville SC at GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tennessee.
The first goal of the match came from Lionel Messi in the 23rd minute. This marked Messi’s tenth goal in the tournament.
Nashville SC would then step up the intensity especially in the second half as they launched attacks into the Miami box. Their persistence was finally rewarded as Nashville SC managed to restore parity in the 57th minute when Fafa Picault scored off a corner kick.
With the scores level at the end of regulation time, the match proceeded to penalties. Messi won the toss and opted for Inter Miami to shoot first. The Argentine superstar would step and score the first penalty for his side
The penalty shootout was a tense affair, with both teams displaying excellent skill and composure. However, Callender was the star of the show as the Inter Miami goalkeeper saved penalties from Landal Leal and Nashville goalkeeper Eliott Panicco and also scored in the shootout as well.
Inter Miami emerged victorious with a 10-9 win on penalties as they secured their first title in the history of the club.