Messi to Mexico? What Monterrey has to do to receive Inter Miami soon

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami could soon be playing in Mexico.

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami might play a Mexican team soon.

Inter Miami cruised to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup as they defeated Nashville SC 3-1 yesterday and won 5-3 on aggregate. Inter Miami has only lost one time so far since the start of the MLS season. Inter Miami will be waiting for their next opponents in the CONCACAF Champions Cup as they could face another MLS team or could finally face the first Liga MX team from Mexico in the next round. The game between FC Cincinnati and Monterrey will determine who Inter Miami will face in the next round.

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Monterrey CF is currently beating Cincinnati 1-0 on aggregate as the Mexican side defeated the MLS side 1-0 at the TQL Stadium. Brandon Vasquez scored for Monterrey in the 24th minute of the game. Vasquez scored against his former team, as he had just joined Monterrey in January. The second leg will be played today in Mexico at the Estadio BBVA. Monterrey has not lost a home game since last October in all competitions.

Monterrey is currently first in the Liga MX table after 11 games played. Monterrey is the only team in the Mexican league that has not lost a single game. Monterrey are on 25 points with seven wins, four draws, and no losses. Monterrey has not lost a single game this year in all competitions, and they have won their last three consecutive games. Their last game in Liga MX was a 2-1 win against Mazatlan, and they will arrive at the game against Cincinnati with lots of confidence. Monterrey could be Messi's toughest test yet since he's arrived in North America if the Mexican side does advance to the quarterfinals.

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Messi could miss another Inter Miami game due to injury

Miami Herald writer Michelle Kaufman reports that according to Tata Martino, Messi left the game early in the second half due to a slight muscle discomfort. It was bothering him a bit, and they took him out as a precaution. Tata adds that he suspects Leo will not be available for Saturday's game at DC United due to injury. He will undergo tests, and they will evaluate how he proceeded. They don’t want to take risks.

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