Lionel Messi and Inter Miami did not play as excitedly as expected, thus starting 2024 with a 0-0 draw with El Salvador.
Lionel Messi and his teammates entered their first match in 2024 as guests in a friendly match with El Salvador. This is also the debut match of striker Luis Suarez for Inter Miami.
Before this match, El Salvador had not won their last 17 matches in all competitions. Therefore, Inter Miami and individual Lionel Messi are expected to create a convincing performance on the Cuscatlan field.
However, Inter Miami was disappointed with a 0-0 final draw despite fielding a strong squad against El Salvador, with a quartet of former Barca players including Lionel Messi – Luis Suarez – Sergio Busquets – Jordi Alba.
The most dangerous situation that Lionel Messi left in his 45 minutes on the field was a volley from outside the penalty area that was blocked by the goalkeeper, then the Argentine superstar unsuccessfully attempted to kick the ball back.
After the 0-0 draw with El Salvador, Inter Miami will return to the United States and play a friendly match with FC Dallas at 6:00 a.m. on January 23, Vietnam time.