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

The wildest Lionel Messi-Inter Miami dream ends with a whimper in Monterrey

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami are out of the CONCACAF Champions Cup after losing 3-1 to Monterrey on Wednesday night. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images) Inter Miami’s wildest dreams would climax in the summer of 2025, the last of Lionel Messi’s contract. They’d culminate on a shiny new stage, the Club World Cup, against and … 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 vs Inter Miami: Preview, prediction and lineups

Inter Miami travel down south to take on Monterrey in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup quarter-finals Wednesday night. The Herons welcomed Lionel Messi back into their squad last time out, and the 36-year-old bagged a goal off the bench in Miami’s 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids on Saturday. On the other side … Read more

Tata Martino reveals Inter Miami’s plan for Lionel Messi against Monterrey

Inter Miami head coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino hopes to have the legendary Lionel Messi back in his starting lineup after the 36-year-old’s 45-minute cameo against Colorado Rapids. Messi made his long-awaited return Saturday evening at Chase Stadium, coming on at half-time to help the Herons take the lead with a goal and a pre-assist before … Read more

Monterrey coach apologizes after saying Lionel Messi had ‘the face of the devil’ and wanted to fight him

Lionel Messi should be available the next time Inter Miami faces Monterrey. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) Inter Miami and Monterrey have a score to settle on Wednesday, and it goes beyond the second leg of their Concacaf Champions Cup matchup. It centers around, of course, Lionel Messi. Monterrey assistant coach Nico Sánchez issued an … 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