Inter Miami vs FC Dallas in an exciting game that featured two goals by Lionel Messi, two own goals, a draw, and a penalty shootout. The match was an electrifying spectacle that attracted fans across the United States and abroad.
#A Memorable Duel:
The setting was set for an exciting match as Inter Miami vs FC Dallas squared off. Alan Velasco stood out as a standout player despite FC Dallas’ brief spurts of dominance, expertly managing the game and forging opportunities on the perimeter of the box. Quignon and Kamungo scored early goals for the Texas team to overturn Messi’s opening goal in the sixth minute.
In the second half, the tension rose. FC Dallas now leads 3-1 after Velasco’s wonderfully struck free kick found the back of the net. Benjamin Cremaschi’s entry changed the situation as he quickly cut the deficit.
Following a series of unexpected developments, including an own goal by Robert Taylor and a Messi header, the score ended up being 4-3, which is evocative of a scene from a movie.
#Messi’s Magic and Punishment Drama
When Messi connected with Marco Farfan’s head from a free-kick turned cross, resulting in another own goal and a 4-4 score, the tension reached its climax. The players all made it through the subsequent penalty shootout with the exception of Paxton Pomykal, whose shot flew over the crossbar. Benjamn Cremaschi maintained composure in a vital situation to secure Inter Miami’s victory and advance them to the Leagues Cup quarterfinals.
- Inter Miami: 4 (1st Half: 1, 2nd Half: 3)
- FC Dallas: 4 (1st Half: 2, 2nd Half: 2)
#Key Moments and Scorers:
- Lionel Messi: 6′ (INT)
- F. Quignon: 36′ (DAL)
- B. Kamungo: 45′ (DAL)
- A. Velasco: 61′ (DAL)
- B. Cremaschi: 65′ (INT)
- R. Taylor (own goal): 68′ (DAL)
- M. Farfan (own goal): 79′ (INT)
- Lionel Messi: 84′ (INT)
#Penalty Shootout Drama:
The penalty shootout brought a new layer of suspense to the match:
- Inter Miami: 0 (All shots missed)
- FC Dallas: 1 (X)
- Inter Miami: 2 (Cremaschi, Busquets)
- FC Dallas: 2 (Ferreira, Miller)
- Inter Miami: 3 (Arriola, Messi)
- FC Dallas: 3 (Quignon)
- Inter Miami emerged victorious with Cremaschi’s successful shot