Rayados de Monterrey was the last Mexican professional soccer team still alive in the CONCACAF Leagues Cup, but on Tuesday, August 15th, the team from Nuevo León lost the semifinal match against Nashville.
Nashville defeated Monterrey on Tuesday, August 15th, at GEODIS Park in the semifinals of the Leagues Cup, with a score of 2-0.
With a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia Union Tuesday, Miami advanced to the CONCACAF Leagues Cup final to put the club in position to win its first trophy in four seasons of competition.
Messi’s goal against Philadelphia was his ninth in just six games since joining Inter, scoring in each of his six matches so far to sit atop the Leagues Cup scoring chart.
After just a few weeks at Inter Miami, Messi is already third on the club’s all-time scoring list and is just 20 goals behind compatriot Gonzalo Higuain at the top.
After Josef Martinez opened the scoring for Miami, Messi scored in the 20th minute with a low rocket from more than 30 yards out. His shot skipped past the outreached fingers of Union keeper Andre Blake and bounced off the right post into the net.
Spanish veteran Jordi Alba added a third Miami goal in first-half stoppage time, his first goal in four appearances since recently joining Inter, before Alejandro Bedoya pulled one back for Philadelphia with 17 minutes to go.
David Ruiz put an end to any thoughts of a late Union comeback with a fourth goal for Miami after 84 minutes.
So, as Nashville SC defeated Monterrey 2-0, they will play the final against Inter Miami, and the trophy will be decided when the two teams face each other on August 19 in Nashville, Tennessee.