He led Inter Miami to a new victory… Suarez compensates for Messi’s absence

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez replaced the absence of his injured teammate, Argentine legend Lionel Messi, and led his team, Inter Miami, to victory over host DC United, 3-1, yesterday evening, Saturday, in the American Professional Football League.

And he continued Suarez is brilliant Since his arrival to Inter Miami last December, coming from Brazilian Gremio, he scored his sixth goal in 7 matches in various competitions.

Miami failed to win the last seven games it missed The star Messi He was crowned with the Golden Ball for the best player in the world 8 times and champion of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a series that began last September. Despite this, Argentine coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino preferred to keep Suarez and his former Barcelona teammate, Spaniard Jordi Alba, on the bench.

Conduct of the match

DC United took advantage of these absences to open the scoring through Jared Stroud with a missile shot after a pass from Poland’s Mateusz Klisch that hit goalkeeper Drake Callander (14).

The host team’s lead did not last long, as Inter Miami responded 10 minutes later by equalizing thanks to Suarez’s replacement, Ecuadorian striker Leonardo Campana, after a ground pass from the young man Federico Redondo (21 years old), son of Fernando, the former midfield star for Real Madrid, Spain, and Milan, Italy (24).

Martino introduced his veteran striker Suarez (37 years old) in the 62nd minute, giving his team a 2-1 lead 10 minutes after he entered the field following a pass from Campana (72), then returned and increased his lead with the third after a “lob” ball that goalkeeper Alexander Bruno failed to confront. To fall into his goal (85).

The referee of the match sent off DC United’s Portuguese player, Pedro Santos, after a strong objection to substitute Shanider Borgelin from Haiti in the 90th minute.

Messi injury

Martino praised Suarez’s performance, saying: “We talked about his presence for half an hour and he determined the features of the match.” He continued: “One of the coach’s tasks with these players is to convince them when to stop, and when to allow themselves to rest and not risk injury.”

The Argentine coach stated that Messi suffered an injury to the back foot muscle and is being treated “from week to week,” refusing to reveal the possibility of his participation in Argentina’s upcoming friendly matches.

The Qatar 2022 world champion left in the 50th minute in the team’s previous match, looking sullen, after… He was injured It may keep him away from the field for quite some time.

Martino said: “Obviously, the goal is to be able to play in the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. We will not take any risks,” as Inter Miami will face its Mexican counterpart, Monterrey, in the regional competition on April 3.

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