Lionel Messi and Inter Miami suffered a 4-3 defeat against Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia as they kicked off their tour in the Middle Eastern country. The MLS club traveled to the oil-rich kingdom as part of their preseason preparations, with Messi’s presence unable to prevent them from stumbling in Riyadh.

Despite Messi finding the back of the net in the second half, Brazilian forward Malcom scored the winning goal for Al Hilal in the 88th minute. Al-Hilal was one of the main contenders to secure Messi’s signature when he left Paris Saint-Germain, becoming one of the most sought-after free agents last year. However, he ultimately decided to make the move to the United States and join David Beckham’s Miami team, where he quickly helped them secure their first trophy, the Leagues Cup.

Both Messi and the team are hoping for more success in their first full season, with their preparations including an intense tour with stops in Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, and Japan, following friendly matches in El Salvador and Dallas. The highly anticipated match against Al Nasser, which features Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to take place on Thursday.

Al Hilal took the lead with goals from former Newcastle and Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and Abdullah Al-Hamdan, before Uruguayan star Luis Suárez shortened the deficit. However, Al Hilal reestablished their two-goal advantage with a header from Brazilian Michael. Messi scored from the penalty spot and then provided an assist to Honduran David Ruiz to level the score at 3-3. Just as Miami seemed to be heading for a draw, Malcom scored the decisive goal.

The focus now turns to the upcoming challenges for Inter Miami as they continue their preseason tour and work towards building a solid team for the upcoming season. Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Summery :

– Lionel Messi y el Inter Miami perdieron 4-3 contra Al Hilal en Arabia Saudita
– Messi anotó un gol en el segundo tiempo
– El Inter Miami busca prepararse para la temporada con una gira intensa por varios países
– El próximo partido será contra Al Nasser, equipo en el que juega Cristiano Ronaldo
– El equipo tiene como objetivo tener más éxito en su primera temporada completa, y Messi fue una incorporación importante para lograrlo
– El gol de la victoria de Al Hilal fue marcado por el brasileño Malcom

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