Nashville is the first rival of Messi’s Inter Miami

THE ANGELS-. He Nashville SC American will face the Inter Miami of Lionel Messi in the round of 16 of the Concacaf Champions Cup after eliminating the Dominican Moca FC in the first round this Wednesday.

The two franchises of the North American League (MLS) will collide on March 7 and 13 in a reissue of the Leagues Cup final from August last year.

In that final, Messi scored a goal and led Inter to the first title in their history in an endless penalty shootout.

As winner of the Leagues Cup, Inter was exempt from playing in the first round of the Champions Cup, a tournament that offers the winner a ticket to the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

Nashville SC, on its side, advanced to the round of 16 with a 4-0 win this Wednesday against Moca FC, whom it had already defeated 3-0 in the first leg.

Forster Ajago scored a double in the 38th and 53rd minutes and McKinze Gaines (13′) and Jacob Shaffelburg (45′) completed the beating of the locals at the Geodis Park stadium in Nashville (Tennessee).

In the other tie defined on Wednesday, the American FC Cincinnati defeated the Jamaican Cavalier 4-0 (6-0 on aggregate) with goals from Alvas Powell (19′), Aaron Boupendza (34′), Isaiah Foster (71′) and Gerardo Valenzuela (78′).

FC Cincinnati will face Mexican team Monterrey in the round of 16.

Results of this week’s second leg games in the Champions Cup:

– Tuesday:

Orlando City – Cavalry 3-1 (6-1 overall)

Philadelphia Union – Saprissa 3-3 (overtime) (6-5 aggregate)

Houston Dynamo – St. Louis City 1-0 (2-2 overall)

– Wednesday:

FC Cincinnati – Cavalier 4-0 (6-0 overall)

Nashville SC – Moca 4-0 (7-0 overall)

– Thursday:

New England Revolution vs CAI