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Monterrey fans chant ‘Messi was afraid.’ Latest on Lionel Messi after Champions Cup loss

Monterrey fans chant 'Messi was afraid.' Latest on Lionel Messi after Champions Cup loss
Monterrey fans chant ‘Messi was afraid.’ Latest on Lionel Messi after Champions Cup loss

Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Following their club’s match against Lionel Messi’s team, Monterrey supporters celebrated by serenading the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner and Argentine World Cup champion.

On Wednesday night at Chase Stadium, following the Liga MX team’s 2-1 victory over Inter Miami in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinal, the Monterrey supporters sang “Messi tuvo miedo,” or “Messi was afraid.”

When will Messi next play? The right hamstring injury that has kept the Inter Miami player out of action since March 13 prevented him from playing against Monterrey.

When Messi will play again is a mystery.

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Following Wednesday night’s defeat, Tata Martino, the coach of Inter Miami, stated, “He was not fit enough for this match.” “We didn’t want to put him at risk.”

What is the next schedule for Inter Miami?

Martino reaffirmed that Messi will continue to be assessed by Inter Miami game by game.

In an MLS regular-season game on Saturday, Inter Miami takes on the Colorado Rapids. On April 10, they fly to Mexico for the second leg against Monterrey.

When did we find out that Messi wasn’t playing vs Monterrey?

Messi’s return was originally scheduled for Wednesday’s match for Inter Miami, but that seemed a bit early.

An hour before the Inter Miami game against Monterrey kicked off, Messi was not designated as a starter or a reserve.

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Before Inter Miami officially announced that he was out of the starting lineup, his status was first reported earlier in the day from Argentina by TYC Sports and ESPN.

When did Messi sustain a hamstring injury?

On March 13, during the second leg of their Champions Cup Round of 16 match against Nashville SC, Messi was substituted in the 50th minute of play.

During the first leg on March 7, Messi was also observed receiving massages for his right hamstring by trainers, suggesting he has been battling with the issue for longer than first thought.

Messi has missed five games this season in all competitions, despite playing in five games and contributing five goals and two assists.

 

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