No Messi, no problem! Inter Miami drops Sporting Kansas City, 3-2, to keep playoff hopes alive as captain recovers from Argentina’s World Cup qualifier win over Ecuador
- Messi played in Argentina’s World Cup qualifier win over Ecuador on Thursday
- Miami’s Leonardo Campana scored a pair of goals in Messi’s absence
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Inter Miami didn’t have Lionel Messi on Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale, but the Herons still managed to keep their MLS playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City.
Things got off to a rough start for Gerardo Martino’s club as Sporting’s Dániel Sallói scored nine minutes after knockoff.
But Miami’s Leonardo Campana converted a penalty in the 25th minute before adding another goal before halftime and Facundo Farías added a third score early in the second half to take a two-goal lead.
Inter Miami’s Facundo Farias (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against Sporting Kansas City