Lionel Messi scored in the last game with two assists from Leonardo Campana to make it 2–2 in extra time.
It seemed that fatigue or rivals began to seek and avoid schemes, resulting in the disappearance of the magic for Inter Miami, although this could only be considered momentary with the hope of thousands of fans.
However, Lionel Messi found a way to send the game into extra time with an assist from Leonardo Campana, making the score 2–2, and he then won the second time on penalties.
Josef Martínez scored in overtime that looked like it might be the game-winner, but FC Cincinnati equalized late through Yuya Kubo.
Thus, since his arrival in America, Lionel Messi has done the best for thousands of his fans and taught that he is capable of giving his team a chance to win even in their toughest times.
With the addition of Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba, Miami has attempted to propel his team towards an even more important title, a remarkable performance for any team in a tough competition. The match was to take place after 32 matches, and he was feeling tired, but his hard work gave him the strength to carry on.
Luciano Acosta opened the scoring on 18 minutes against downtown Cincinnati at TQL Stadium, and Brandon Vazquez made it 2–0 on 53 minutes, much to the delight of the 25,513 fans who had paid for tickets to the US semi-finals.
Miami will host the final match of the US Open Cup, the oldest tournament sanctioned in the United States. It will face off on September 27 between Real Salt Lake and the Houston Dynamo, who will advance as the winners of the match.
The League Cup, which they had won the previous Saturday, and the extreme heat and humidity at the time seemed to be taking a toll on the games, although coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino signaled a change of formation by making four changes. He contested this position against Nashville, SC, with his team: Leonardo Campana, Diego Gomez, Tomás Aviles, and Jean Motta.
Busquets already showed fatigue, and Alba began applying more pressure down the wing to repair the damage done during the League Cup.
Aviles and Mota were grappling with their teammates, and this is normal if one considers that it was their first act of activism on the part of the players since the first match.
Gómez, as in the League Cup, was fidgety, erratic, and lacking in ideas for attack and defense on the pitch.
Either way, Inter Miami were in control of the ball nearly 70 percent of the time in the first half, as they trailed after Cincinnati’s goal.
In the second half, Myemi was straying after Vazquez’s goal, but Messi did not pass the ball to Campana, and he was able to finish right for the goal.
After that, it looked like Inter Mymi was improving, but in the counterattack, the locals had another chance to eliminate Inter.
In the 74th minute, referee Joseph Dickerson disallowed a goal that seemed to cost FC Cincinnati a ticket to the finals.
In the second half, Mymi began to improve, with five changes sent off by Martino and Robert.
Joined by Taylor Miller, Joseph Martinez (Gomez), David Ruiz (Mota), Facudo Farias (Yedlin), and Noah Allen (Anvils), they try to advance here.
By the 94th minute, Messi served once again for Campana, which sent the game into extra time, where Martínez quickly sent the home team through.
Miami will play against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, which will be Messi’s first match in MLS.