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Lionel Messi out for Inter Miami’s CONCACAF Champions Cup quarterfinal first leg in opposition to Monterrey


Lionel Messi was not suited up for Inter Miami’s recreation in opposition to Mexico’s Monterrey within the CONCACAF Champions Cup quarterfinal first leg on Wednesday evening.

Messi, who’s coping with a proper hamstring damage, has not performed for Miami since March 13, when he left a 3-1 win over Nashville just some minutes into the second half due to discomfort within the hamstring.

The 36-year-old additionally missed Argentina’s exhibitions this month in opposition to El Salvador and Costa Rica.

Inter Miami assistant coach Javier Morales has stated the group was aiming for Messi to return Wednesday after a three-game absence, however he was disregarded of the group’s lineup for Wednesday’s match.

Messi’s former Barcelona teammates Luis Suárez, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba began for Inter Miami on Wednesday.

The second leg of the quarterfinal is scheduled for April 10 in Mexico.

Reporting by The Related Press.

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