Messi's Late Goal Propels Inter Miami to Leagues Cup Semifinals 

By Ayyanali Gavandi

Aug 12 2023 

Lionel Messi scores in the 86th minute for Inter Miami. 

Inter Miami defeats FC Charlotte 4-0 in the Leagues Cup quarterfinal. 

The match took place at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Messi's goal adds to his total of eight goals in five games for Inter Miami. 

 This victory advances Inter Miami to the final four of the Leagues Cup tournament.

Despite being in last place in the MLS playoff race, Inter Miami's performance has improved since Messi's addition. 

Inter Miami is co-owned by soccer legend David Beckham. 

Inter Miami coach Tata Martino, who previously coached Messi at FC Barcelona and Argentina, expresses optimism about the team's prospects in the tournament.