Inter Miami, without Lionel Messi neither Jordi Albalost this Saturday against Atlanta United 5-2marking the first defeat for the Florida team since the Argentine star’s arrival.
Inter Miami remained undefeated in twelve games in various competitions (eleven wins and a single draw), which led to them winning the first title in their history (Leagues Cup) and qualifying for another final (US Open Cup).
However, this extraordinary series ended this Saturday precisely in a game in which he did not take the field Messi, who did not travel to Atlanta after returning from training with Argentina for this game (Jordi Alba was also not part of the call).
This defeat complicates Inter Miami’s comeback in the search for the playoffs the MLS and is now six points away from the Eastern Conference playoff spots,
Inter Miami took the lead in the 25th minute with a goal from Ecuadorian Leonardo Campana, but The Atlanta team, led by Argentinian Thiago Almada, responded beautifully and turned the result around in less than ten minutes.
So, The home team’s goals came from Tristan Muyumba before half-time Header in the 36th minute, Kamal Miller’s own goal in the 41st minute and Brooks Lennon in the 44th minute.
The team led by the Argentine Gerardo “Tata” Martino closed the gap with a Campana penalty in the 53rd minute (double for the battering ram).
But Giorgos Giakoumakis in the 76th minute and Tyler Wolff in the 89th minute made Atlanta United’s victory perfect.
Inter Miami now has 28 points after 27 games while DC United, the team now in ninth place in the East (final spot for the playoffs), has 34 points after 28 games.
DC United plays at the Charlotte field this Saturday.