Nashville vs. Inter Miami: Match Summary

By Milcah Tanimu

In a thrilling encounter, Inter Miami managed to secure a crucial 2-2 away draw against Nashville in the CONCACAF Champions Cup round-of-16 first leg, thanks to a dramatic 95th-minute equalizer from Luis Suarez.

The match began with Nashville taking a surprise lead early on, with Jacob Shaffelburg scoring twice in the first half. However, Lionel Messi’s brilliance pulled one back for Inter Miami shortly after halftime.

Nashville extended their lead to 2-0 with another goal from Shaffelburg, but Messi’s strike brought Inter Miami back into the game. The tension mounted as Nashville thought they had scored a third goal, only for it to be ruled out for offside.

In stoppage time, Luis Suarez rose highest in the six-yard box to head home Sergio Busquets’ cross, securing a vital draw for Inter Miami.

Key Moments:

  • 4th minute: GOAL! Nashville 1-0 Inter Miami – Jacob Shaffelburg opens the scoring for Nashville after a defensive mistake from Inter Miami.
  • 47th minute: GOAL! Nashville 2-0 Inter Miami – Shaffelburg doubles Nashville’s lead with a superb strike from outside the area.
  • 52nd minute: GOAL! Nashville 2-1 Inter Miami – Lionel Messi pulls one back for Inter Miami with a curling shot from outside the box.
  • 83rd minute: DISALLOWED GOAL – Nashville’s apparent third goal is ruled out for offside after VAR review.
  • 95th minute: GOAL! Nashville 2-2 Inter Miami – Luis Suarez scores a dramatic equalizer for Inter Miami with a header in stoppage time.

Final Score: Nashville 2-2 Inter Miami

The result sets up an intriguing second leg between the two sides, with Inter Miami having secured a valuable away draw.


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