Lionel Messi had an exemplary attitude that fans and players of CF Montreal fell in love with in the MLS – La Opinion

Lionel Messi had an exemplary attitude that fans and players of CF Montreal fell in love with in the MLS – La Opinion

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Lionel Messi was not part of the game in what was the defeat of Inter Miami and CF Montreal 3 goals to 2in a match where the Argentine technical director Gerardo ‘El Tata’ Martino decided to rest the star player and leader of ‘Las Garzas’, after having received a strong kick in the first leg of the Concachampions League against Nashville, so that they sought to preserve their health for the second leg and the rest of the Major League Soccer rounds that are just beginning.

‘Tata’ Martino spoke about Messi

“We talked about it a week or so ago and we agreed that this was the game where I had to rest, regardless of what happened with Nashville.” This is how Gerardo Martino explained the decision to preserve Lionel Messi in Inter Miami’s 3-2 loss to Montreal at home. The rematch between the pink and yellow teams will be taking place this Wednesday for the round of 16 of the Concachampions (the first leg ended 2-2).

Consequently, the 36-year-old forward and captain of the Argentine national team, He watched the game from the box accompanied by his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their children, sharing a mate so they could be as relaxed as possible.

First loss for Miami

Messi observed the defeat of his team who fought until the end and at the moment of achieving the tie Thanks to the skills of Leonardo Campana, they finally succumbed to the Canadian team where his former teammate in ‘Las Garzas’ currently lives, the Venezuelan Josef Martínez, who provided an assist to one of CF Montreal’s goals.

Dressed in Bermuda shorts and a black and white flowered shirt, Messi made an appearance in the area of locker rooms to greet and demonstrate resounding and total support for their teammates. At the time of his departure when he planned to return home, he found a long line of people who were waiting for the former Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain Football Club player in the hallways of Chase Stadium.

The CF Montreal players lined up to greet and take a selfie with the Argentine idol from Rosario, who attended to them without any problem, with a smile on his face and also signed several t-shirts that his colleagues brought him. Another who also had the opportunity to share a few minutes with Lionel Andrés was the popular YouTuber and businessman Mr Beast, who made an appearance from the stands to watch the game.

Great game for CF Montreal and they took the 3 points

CF Montreal was able to add 3 points on that day against Inter Miami thanks to the goals scored by Fernando Álvarez, Matías Cóccaro and Ibrahim Sunusi. The aforementioned Campana and the former Barcelona Football Club player, the Spanish Jordi Alba, scored for the pink team, which has seven points in the North American championship, the result of two victories and a draw.

Costa Rican Ariel Lassiter, Brazilian Ruan Teixeira, Uruguayan Joaquín Sosa and Italian Gabriele Corbo were some of the players who shared the photo they took with the Argentine idol on their social networks.

Inter Miami must face the confrontation on Saturday the 16th where they will visit DC United for the fifth matchday of Major League Soccer. After that, he will focus on the Argentina national team in friendly matches that will take place in the United States; the friendlies against El Salvador (22) and Costa Rica (27) for the FIFA date, the last one before the start of preparation for the Copa América.

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