Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting

Football News

Inter Miami CF vs. Orlando City SC – Football Match Report – June 25, 2021

Nani continued his sensational season with a stunning 80th-minute strike to lift visiting Orlando City to a 2-1 victory over Inter Miami on Friday.

Nani also assisted Chris Mueller’s equalizer seven minutes earlier as Orlando (6-1-3, 21 points) completed a perfect week with three wins in seven days.

In the process, the Lions moved back into second place in the Eastern Conference, two points behind New England.

Nani now has six goals and three assists, making him directly involved in half of Orlando’s goals this year. Two of those goals and all of those assists have come in the Lions’ last two games.

Gonzalo Higuain scored six minutes after coming into the match as a second-half substitute to give Inter Miami (2-6-2, 8 points) a brief lead, after he was left at home due to fitness concerns in Miami’s previous game, a 1-0 loss at D.C. United on June 19.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Fit or not, Higuain has five goals in a season when no one else for Miami has more than one. But unlike the last time he scored, this time he could not prevent the Herons from falling to a fourth consecutive defeat.

At home and with nearly a full week to prepare, Miami had the better of play in the opening hour, though it created only a couple of serious chances.

That changed when Higuain came on the field in the 61st minute. When he was afforded space a few minutes later, he unleashed a 25-yard strike low beyond goalkeeper Brandon Austin’s dive and inside the left post.

But the lead held only six minutes before Nani reached a long diagonal ball down the right flank and looped a cross back into the penalty area.

Mueller was there to meet it, hammering a first-time volley that gave goalkeeper John McCarthy little chance.

McCarthy also had little hope seven minutes after that, when Nani got the ball on the left flank, cut in toward the corner of the penalty area, then curled a right-footed finish into the top right corner.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick and Kylian Mbappe struck a late winner off the bench as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nice 2-1 at...

AC Milan

Milan beat Empoli 3-1 after four very late goals in a dramatic finish to move into the top four of Serie A. The champions...

AC Milan

Ante Rebic gave AC Milan a much needed lead against Empoli on his return from injury as the Croatian slotted into an almost empty...

Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi continued his fine form in front of goal as he made it seven goals in his last five matches with a pinpoint...