The season finale for MLS 2023 is finally here and is going to be between Inter Miami and Charlotte FC. In their last meeting, Charlotte FC and Inter Miami ended up in a draw as both sides scored 2 goals each. Lionel Messi was seen watching the match from the bench area as a spectator after returning from national team duty. Messi has not been part of Inter Miami's squad for the past few games. He has missed some of the most important games for Inter Miami as he was called in injured during those matches. Messi was seen on the field during Argentina's World Cup qualifying game against Peru in which Messi scored both of the goals for his team, and they won the match 2-0. Lionel Messi Attends Inter Miami's Final Home Match of MLS 2023, Says He Wants to Return to Action for Herons Against Charlotte FC
Charlotte FC clearly doesn't want to have the idea of Messi playing on the field against them, but yes it can happen. With the draw in the last game, Charlotte FC slipped from the 8 to 12 spot on the points table. The top 9 teams from each conference make up to the playoffs. Inter Miami is currently in the 14th spot and is already out of the playoffs race. Lionel Messi Earns 20.4 Million Dollars Under Inter Miami Contract in Major League Soccer
Will Lionel Messi play today Inter Miami vs Charlotte FC, MLS 2023 match?
According to Lionel Messi, he is going to play the season finale today against Charlotte FC, but Inter Miami hasn't confirmed any of this for the upcoming game. Messi has surely recovered from his leg injury which he was battling for the last several weeks as he played all 90 minutes of Argentina's Tuesday match which can be seen as a good sign. Also, the team coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino said earlier this week that there was "a chance" Messi could play in Saturday's game, but the club will look upon Messi's physical condition.
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