Inter Miami announces that Lionel Messi returns to action this weekend

FORT LAUDERDALE.- Lionel Messi will return to the alignment of the Inter Miami this Saturday as host of the Colorado Rapids, in a game that will put an end to the Argentine's absence due to a hamstring injury.

“He's back,†the club wrote on social media on Friday.

The Argentine star missed Miami's last four games, including Wednesday, when the MLS team blew a 1-0 lead and lost 2-1 to Mexico's Monterrey in the first leg of the quarterfinals. final of the CONCACAF Champions League.

After that rough match, tensions broke out between members of both teams, including Messi. There were screams after the final whistle near the Chase Stadium locker room.

Inter Miami finished that duel with one man less, which opened the door for Monterrey to come back.

“We know what those parties represent. They play with intensity,' Javi Morales, assistant to Garzas coach Gerardo Martino, explained on Friday. “But the truth is that the most important thing happened on the field. We play against a great rival. Yes, unfortunately when we were down to 10 we didn't keep the result, but now we have to go to Monterrey and try to do our best to advance.

The return of the series against Monterrey is scheduled for Wednesday and Messi would be available for that match.

Lionel Messi goes step by step:

The star, world champion in Qatar 2022, has not played since March 13. He also missed the friendly matches of the Argentina team, held last month against El Salvador and Costa Rica.

He trained with Miami on Friday.

“It's getting better every day,†Morales said.

Messi's arrival to the MLS has revolutionized the circuit since the middle of last year. The South American arrived in Miami after leaving PSG, with whom he had played since his farewell to Barcelona.