Video: Messi Consoles FC Cincinnati Captain's Son After Leading Inter Miami to US Open Cup Final

Video: Messi Consoles FC Cincinnati Captain's Son After Leading Inter Miami to US Open Cup Final

Lukman Mumuni
updated at August 25, 2023 at 7:41 AM
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  • Lionel Messi has inspired Inter Miami into another Cup final
  • The former Barcelona star produced two assists in the semi-final against FC Cincinnati
  • Inter Miami will face the winner of the game between Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake

Lionel Messi delivered another heartwarming moment in the United States after he was spotted consoling the son of compatriot, Luciano Acosta, following Inter Miami's victory over FC Cincinnati in the US Open Cup.

The Argentina legend produced a magical performance to lead Miami into the final of the Cup competition, with his two assists helping the Leagues Cup winners into a sensational comeback in the semi-final.

Messi and his Inter Miami teammates found themselves trailing 2-0 before the hour mark, after Cincinnati captain Acosta and Brandon Vazquez scored for the Eastern Conference leaders.

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Lionel Messi has been spotted consoling son of FC Cincinnati captain, Luciano Acosta, after Inter Miami's victory. Credit: @fccincinnati
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But Messi responded with his two perfectly delivered crosses finding striker Leonardo Campana to send the game into extra-time. Goalkeeper Drake Callender was again the hero of Miami during the penalty shootout after the match ended 3-3.

In a video shared on social media after the match, Messi met fellow Rosario-born player, Acosta, who was with his son. The Miami star after spotting the disappointment in Acosta's son, consoled the young fan.

Meanwhile, Messi could win his second trophy with Inter Miami in September, when they face the winner of the game between Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake in the final, as reported by

Messi inspires Inter Miami to final

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi inspired Inter Miami to come back from two goals down to beat Cincinnati 5-4 on penalties after their thrilling US Open Cup semi-final ended 3-3 after extra-time.

Miami, who won the Leagues Cup on penalties against Nashville on Saturday, are now one win away from their second trophy since Messi joined the club last month.

Cincinnati are top of Major League Soccer's standings while Miami are bottom but the Florida team are now a very different side to the one which was winless in their 11 league games before the arrival of the Argentine.

Messi serves incredible assist

Inter Miami star Lionel Messi provided two stunning assists to help his side edge FC Cincinnati on penalties in the US Open Cup semi-final.

Messi helped Inter Miami force extra time against FC Cincinnati, delivering two assists to Leonardo Campana in the second half of their U.S. Open Cup semis showdown.

Messi helped set up Campana’s goals in the 68th and 90th minutes to make the game 2-2 for Inter Miami.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.