Inter Miami faced Al Hilal in their third preseason game, losing 4-3 in the Riyadh Season Cup. The team showed heart and grit, especially in the second half.
Lionel Messi was central to Inter Miami’s effort, scoring a penalty in the 54th minute making it 3-2. Luis Suárez also scored, indicating a potentially strong partnership with Messi. David Ruiz added another goal, tying the game at 3-3 in the 55th minute after a beautiful pass from Messi. Messi finished the game strong with one goal and one assist on the night.
However, Inter Miami’s efforts were undone by a late goal from Malcom, a former Barcelona teammate of Messi and Suárez, in the 88th minute. This goal came just as Messi left the field in the 87th minute, and sealed the win for Al Hilal.
The preseason has been challenging for Inter Miami, with this game marking their third without a win. They have shown potential in attack but also weaknesses, particularly in defense.
Despite the defeat, Inter Miami’s ability to come back against a team like Al Hilal, who are in their mid-season, was notable. At the end of the day, effort has to translate into wins something that has eluded Inter Miami this preseason
As Inter Miami looks forward, their focus is on learning from these games and improving. Their next match is against Al Nassr FC this Thursday, a notable fixture as it brings together Ronaldo and Messi. This encounter will be their first since January 19th, 2023, when the Riyadh All-Stars played against PSG, ending in a 5-4 result. In that game, Ronaldo scored twice compared to Messi’s single goal. With Ronaldo approaching his 39th birthday on February 5th and Messi at 36, this friendly match holds significance as it could be one of the final times these two legendary players, known for their long-standing rivalry, face each other on the field.
Check out LifeWalletSports.com to get connected with all of our NIL athletes and partnered brands.
The Enhanced Games: A Controversial Pro-PEDs Take on the Olympics
In a daring departure from conventional sports norms, billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir, is making waves...
Lawsuit Against Mars Inc. Claims Dark Chocolate Contains Toxic Metals
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed in New York federal court claiming Mars Inc. failed to warn consumers...
CPAP Machines and Mechanical Ventilators Recalled Over Issues with Foam
LEARN MORE CASE UPDATE: On January 29, 2023, Philips Respironics announced it would halt sales of all its breathing machines in...
NCAA Agrees to Immediate Eligibility for Multi-Time Transfers in 2024-2025 Season
In case you’re not aware, or if you missed it amidst all the drama and high stakes with the College...
Fire Fighting Foam Contamination
LEARN MORE In the 1970’s, research by health organizations and AFFF producer 3M revealed that AFFF exposure was hazardous and...
Did your data get hacked? Want to make a bet?: BetMGM Data Breach
LEARN MORE In a Nutshell: Who does this Affect? What is happening? Steps You Can Take What Am I Enrolling...