Lionel Messi once again etched his name in history last night as he led Inter Miami to their first final in the young history of a team that was founded in 2018.
The next match against Nashville SC is scheduled for Saturday.
Continuing his impressive run in the United States, Messi’s goal against Philadelphia in his side’s 4-1 win on Tuesday added to his tally of nine goals in six games for Inter Miami, effectively securing qualification for the his team for the CONCACAF Champions Cup.
Hunting for more trophies
However, Messi’s pursuit of perfection knows no bounds as he insists on new achievements. Next Saturday, he can become the footballer with the most titles in history, equal to Dani Alves.
With a total of 43 trophies with club and national team success, the Argentina captain is one short of the Brazilian’s 44 titles.
The official recognition of Dani Alves’ 2002 Copa do Nordeste trophy win has been disputed by several sources, a title that is central to this comparison.
This title is considered official by many sources, as it is among the important regional tournaments of Brazil, from where you enter the Copa do Brasil.
In case of an unsuccessful result on Saturday, another opportunity awaits Messi in the near future.
Inter Miami is scheduled to compete in the semifinals of the US Open Cup on August 24, where they face FC Cincinnati as an away team.
The other semi-final will be between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo in a single match. If Inter Miami wins, they will advance to the final, which is also held away from home.