Messi scores twice as Miami edge past Dallas in League Cup thriller

Messi scores twice as Miami edge past Dallas in League Cup thriller

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Lionel Messi scored twice, including a superb late equalizer as Inter Miami progressed to the quarter-finals of the League Cup on penalties after a thrilling 4-4 ​​draw with FC Dallas.

A trademark curling free-kick in the 85th minute, Messi’s seventh goal in his fourth game for Miami, took the game to a shootout after Miami had trailed 4–2 10 minutes earlier.

The League’s Cup, a tournament for clubs in Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX, does not feature extra time, with drawn games going straight to penalties.

Messi put Miami ahead in the sixth minute with a clinical side-foot finish from a Jordi Alba pull-back.

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