Inter Miami came out to play in the first match of Riyadh Season Cup with a great team. Uruguay superstar Luis Suarez, Spanish stars Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets also lined up in the team led by Argentine legend Lionel Messi. Saudi Pro League 2023-24 season is currently in first place Al Hilal and came with the best XI.
The Saudi Arabian club took the lead in the 10th minute of the game at the Kingdom Arena. It was Serbian superstar Aleksandar Mitrovic who shook the net of Messi and his team. Al Hilal found the second goal before Inter Miami came out of the shock of the first goal. Saudi Arabian player Abdullah Al Hamdan scored a goal in the 13th minute to give Al Hilal FC a 2-0 lead.
The American team comes back to the game through Luis Suarez when Al Hilal and Inter Miami advance. In the thirty-fourth minute, Suarez hit the net to make it 2-1. Three minutes later, Lionel Messi also rattled Al Hilal’s net but was called for offside. Al Hilal took the lead again in the forty-fourth minute. This time the scorer of the Saudi team was the Brazilian player Michael through a great header. The first half ended with Al Hilal leading 3-1.
Starting the second half, in the ninth minute, Lionel Messi scored a penalty for Al Hilal. In the next minute, David Ruiz also scored for Inter Miami, making the game 3-3. After this the game progressed very excitingly. In the 87th minute, Inter Miami pulled back Lionel Messi. Soon after, Al Hilal netted. It was Malcolm who netted for the Saudi team with just two minutes to go. With this, the Saudi club won 4-3.
At the same time, it was Inter Miami’s third match in this pre-season against Al Hilal. After a goalless draw against El Salvador in the first game, Messi and his team suffered a one-goal defeat against FC Dallas in the second game. Inter Miami will play one more match in the Saudi Arabian tour. It will be against Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Al Nasser FC in the match to be held on February 1. After this, Inter Miami has pre-season matches against Hong Kong XI, Vissel Cobb, Newell’s Old Boys Eight.
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