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American League: Luis Suarez turns the match in favor of Inter Miami with two goals

American League: Luis Suarez turns the match in favor of Inter Miami with two goals

Inter Miami maintains its lead in Major League Soccer, and did not need the support of Lionel Messi, who was absent due to injury, on Saturday. Even an early deficit didn't faze D.C. United's favorites.

The match was decided by two goals: Luis Suarez cheering with his teammates.
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Inter Miami currently remains the standard in MLS. Even D.C. United couldn't turn that around – despite a perfect start: less than a quarter of an hour played when former Lotterer Klich played a “killer” pass into the box and new signing Stroud headed ahead with his first goal. In the capital shirt (14)..

Miami, which started without Messi (hamstring injury) and Jordi Alba and Suarez on the bench, looked for a quick answer and found it. After a perfect pass, Redondo inadvertently dropped the ball as it fell to the right of the penalty area – and Campana shot it into the bottom left corner (24'). The next blow to the neck for the visitors came after half an hour, as the injury-plagued defense suffered its next defeat at the hands of Argentine Freire – he was replaced by Krivtsov (31st).

The two teams were tied at the end of the first half before Gerardo Martino introduced Suarez after a good hour. The former FC Barcelona striker was actually supposed to make the difference in this match: just ten minutes after being substituted, Miami made a difficult situation in their own penalty area and immediately began a counter-attack. Top scorer Campana sent a cross at the right moment, and Suarez sent the ball, which was not easy to receive, into the goal with his left hand (72).

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Bono makes a mistake, then Pedro Santos flies out

After just 13 minutes, Suarez put the cover on the ball, with an assist from the home team. This time Klich made a huge mistake in building the attack, as Gomez ran towards the goal alone, but he shot another ball and passed to Suarez. He did trip over the ball, but somehow shot it into the far top corner as he turned with his left. Goalkeeper Bono reached it with one hand, but let the ball pass, which was a clear mistake by the goalkeeper (85th minute). As for Suarez, he has scored three and four league goals in his fifth appearance.

The second half used for DC United was capped by Pedro Santos, who saw red in the 90th minute for an emergency stop and will now miss his side.

Miami, hoping for Messi's early return (“a precautionary measure” according to Martino), will face the New York Red Bulls away next Saturday (7pm, live! on Kicker). D.C. United, which would have gotten past Miami with a win at home, would face St. Louis City FC the next day.