Tano Ortiz praises ‘greatest player of all time’ Lionel Messi after Champions Cup victory

Monterrey head coach Fernando ‘Tano’ Ortiz applauded the legendary Lionel Messi following his team’s 3-1 triumph over Inter Miami in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinals. It was a complete performance from the Mexican giants in a must-win game against Messi and co. The Herons started brightly but crumbled under pressure after … Read more

Messi, Inter Miami wilt under pressure as Monterrey advances in Concacaf Champions Cup

Apr 11, 2024, 09:52 AM ET MONTERREY, Mexico — Wherever Lionel Messi goes, chaos follows. Fans will camp outside hotels for hours just to catch a glimpse of the Argentine forward, while reporters line up cameras to ensure an endless live feed of his movements for those watching at home. It was no different when … Read more

Messi, Inter Miami wilt under pressure as Monterrey advance in Concacaf Champions Cup

MONTERREY, Mexico — Wherever Lionel Messi goes, chaos follows. Fans will camp outside hotels for hours just to catch a glimpse of the Argentine forward, while reporters line up cameras to ensure an endless live feed of his movements for those watching at home. It was no different when Inter Miami CF touched down in … Read more

Lionel Messi, Inter Miami face Liga MX club Monterrey in Champions Cup: Updates of Leg 2

Lionel Messi is fully healthy again, and the stage is set: He’ll play his biggest Inter Miami game on Wednesday night against Liga MX club Monterrey in the second leg of their Concacaf Champions Cup matchup. Monterrey coach Fernando Ortiz praised Messi during his prematch press conference Tuesday, but emphasized his desire to defeat the … Read more

Monterrey hands Champions Cup soccer loss to Inter Miami; Messi misses game

Monterrey midfielder Maximiliano Meza (R) dribbles against Inter Miami on Wednesday at Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Photo by Cristobal Herrera-Ulashkevich/EPA-EFE April 4 (UPI) — Liga MX club Monterrey scored two second-half goals for a comeback victory over Inter Miami in the first leg of a Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinal. The Herons played without … Read more

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

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Monterrey fans traveled to see their team face Lionel Messi’s squad, and they left serenating the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner and Argentine World Cup champion. The Monterrey fans chanted “Messi tuvo miedo” or “Messi was afraid” after the Liga MX side left South Florida with a 2-1 win in the first … Read more

Will Messi play? Here’s the latest: Inter Miami vs. Monterrey Champions Cup live updates

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Will Lionel Messi start or come off the bench? Will Messi even play at all? Inter Miami will answer those questions when the lineup is released about an hour before its 8 p.m. kickoff Wednesday night against LIGA MX powerhouse Monterrey to begin their quarterfinal matchup of the Concacaf Champions Cup … Read more

A look at MLS teams competing in Concacaf Champions Cup

Three Major League Soccer sides managed to qualify for the Concacaf Champions Cup quarterfinals, looking to move one step closer to achieve their ultimate goal of lifting the coveted trophy. When the current edition of the highest club competition in North America kicked off, eight MLS teams began their journey in round one. While Inter … Read more

FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Afghanistan beat India 2-1 in Sunil Chhetri’s 150th game

Sharif Mukhammad scored a late penalty to help Afghanistan beat India 2-1 in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier match at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Sunil Chhetri scored his 94th international goal in his 150th appearance for the Indian men’s football team but Rahmat Akbari scored in the 70th minute to equalise … Read more