Inter Miami’s Hope for Champions Cup Glory Dashed as Monterrey Secures 3-1 Victory

Fans of Inter Miami can take comfort in the fact that Lionel Messi made his long-awaited return to the starting lineup on Wednesday night. Despite this positive development, Inter Miami ultimately fell to Monterrey, a formidable Mexican team, in the CONCACAF Champions Cup.


Messi made his comeback as a substitute in the recent game against the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer, marking his return after not playing since March 13. Inter Miami only needed two more goals to secure a spot in the All-American semifinals against the Columbus Crew in the Champions Cup quarterfinals. Unfortunately, Inter Miami will not be participating in the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup in the United States after losing to Monterrey. The first goal of the match was scored by Brandon Vazquez of the United States men’s national team in the 31st minute, courtesy of a costly mistake by Drake Callender, who inadvertently passed the ball to his opponent just six yards from the goal.

Lionel Messi's Inter Miami squad was eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions Cup

Lionel Messi’s team, Inter Miami, suffered a 1-3 defeat against Monterrey, leading to their elimination from the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

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