Inter Miami’s Thrilling Comeback: A Victory Over FC Cincinnati in US Open Cup Semifinal – In an exciting soccer tournament, Inter Miami pulled off an impressive comeback against FC Cincinnati in the US Open Cup semifinal. This thrilling match took place on a Wednesday at a stadium in Cincinnati.
Right from the start, FC Cincinnati made their mark as Luciano Acosta scored a goal in the 18th minute. They weren’t stopping there – in the 53rd minute, Brandon Vazquez netted another goal. The crowd in the stadium was really happy, cheering for FC Cincinnati’s strong performance. But then, something amazing happened – Inter Miami began to turn the tide.
One of Inter Miami’s players, Leonardo Campana, managed to score a goal after a kick from Messi, which brought them closer on the scoreboard. And just when it seemed things were settling down, in the final moments of the game, Messi sent a high pass into the field, and Campana scored again, leveling the score once more.
When extra time began, Josef Martinez from Inter Miami scored a goal, putting his team in the lead for the first time in the match. However, FC Cincinnati wasn’t about to give up. Yuya Kubo scored yet another goal for them, making the score even again. This meant that they had to settle the match with penalty kicks, adding to the tension and excitement.
Both teams successfully made their first four penalty kicks. Then, Inter Miami’s goalkeeper, Drake Callender, made a remarkable save against Nick Hagglund’s shot. Benjamin Cremaschi from Inter Miami then stepped up and scored a goal, sealing a 5-4 victory. This win propelled Inter Miami to the final match, marking their second appearance in the championship.
Despite Messi not scoring a goal in his initial matches with Inter Miami, his skilled passes led to his teammates scoring. Looking ahead, Inter Miami is set to face the Houston Dynamo in the US Open Cup final, which is scheduled for September 27.
It wasn’t just soccer enthusiasts who showed up to watch – even fans of the NFL got in on the action. Notably, NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase were seen in the crowd, passionately supporting FC Cincinnati.
As for Messi, his next game is slated for Saturday, where he’ll make his debut in the MLS regular season. Inter Miami’s journey takes them to New Jersey, where they’ll be facing off against the New York Red Bulls.