NSH 1 (9)-1 (10) MIA HIGHLIGHTS: Messi, Inter Miami clinch Leagues Cup title via penalties

NSH vs MIA: Follow for live score, updates and highlights of the Leagues Cup final between Nashville and Inter Miami.

Updated : Aug 20, 2023 09:10 IST

Inter Miami's Argentine forward #10 Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the Leagues Cup final football match between Nashville SC and Inter Miami in at Geodis Park in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 19, 2023. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)
Inter Miami's Argentine forward #10 Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the Leagues Cup final football match between Nashville SC and Inter Miami in at Geodis Park in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 19, 2023. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) | Photo Credit: AFP

Inter Miami's Argentine forward #10 Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the Leagues Cup final football match between Nashville SC and Inter Miami in at Geodis Park in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 19, 2023. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) | Photo Credit: AFP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the Leagues Cup final between Nashville and Inter Miami. This is Nigamanth taking you through all the action as it unfolds at the at the Geodis Park in Nashville.

  • August 20, 2023 09:06

    Lionel Messi becomes the most decorated football player ever with 44 trophies. Generational!

  • August 20, 2023 09:01
    Man of the match

    Drake Callender is adjudged Man of the Match for his shootout heroics. Well deserved!

  • August 20, 2023 08:42

    Messi wins the toss and opts to shoot first!

    Messi to take it. AND HE SCORES. MIA 1-0 NSH

    Mukhtar SCORES. MIA 1-1 NSH

    Busquets makes it MIA 2-1 NSH


    Campana slots it in comfortably. MIA 3-1 NSH

    Godoy scores. MIA 3-2 NSH

    Miller scores, Panicco dives correctly but it doesn’t matter. MIA 4-2 NSH

    Zimmerman keeps Nashville alive. MIA 4-3 NSH

    If Ulloa scores here, then it’s done. Panicco SAVES! MIA 4-3 NSH

    Surridge is in next. Cool as a cucumber. MIA 4-4 NSH

    Kryvtsov slots it to the top right corner. MIA 5-4 NSH

    Moore is in next. And it is in. MIA 5-5 NSH

    Alba scores. MIA 6-5 NSH

    Lovitz with a wonderful finish. MIA 6-6 NSH

    Gomez slots it down the middle. MIA 7-6 NSH

    MacNaughton finishes it in a similar fashion. MIA 7-7 NSH

    Ruiz slots it in. MIA 8-7 NSH

    Davis scores. MIA 8-8 NSH

    Yedlin scores as well. MIA 9-8 NSH

    Shaffelburg makes it MIA 9-9 NSH



  • August 20, 2023 08:39

    CAMPANA MAKES A MESS OUT OF A CHANCE! Wonderful counter from Miami as Campana got the ball at halfway line with no one to mark him. He makes a solo run and tries to chip it over Panicco. It was off target, Campana tries to gather it inside the goal but fails eventually as the ball hits the crossbar! What a moment that wouldve been! IT’S GOING TO PENALTIES

  • August 20, 2023 08:37

    Corner for Nashville as Callender punches away a Mukhtar shot. The latter will take it as usual. CALLENDER PARRIES IT AWAY!

  • August 20, 2023 08:35

    Three added minutes

  • August 20, 2023 08:35

    A running Mukhtar gets a winderfully worked long ball. The run looked dangerous but Ulloa clips him and gets a yellow. Free kick. Mukhtar floats it in but it’s cleared without fuss

  • August 20, 2023 08:33

    Levitz, out of desparation, tries to send a long ball inside the box towards Mukhtar. Callender, as swift as ever, grabs the ball with ease

  • August 20, 2023 08:28

    Mukhtar goes down just before the box as Alba and Gomez collide onto him. Setpiece situation again for Nashville as they get a free kick. Mukhtar takes it. Goes for glory but the ball goes just wide!

  • August 20, 2023 08:27
    83’ Substitution for Nashville

    OUT: Muyl IN: Leal

  • August 20, 2023 08:27
    81’ Substitutions for Inter Miami

    OUT: Arroyo IN: Ulloa; OUT: Taylor IN: Ruiz

  • August 20, 2023 08:25

    Very little to separate the two teams. 1-1 with 10 minutes to go. FYI: There WILL NOT be an extra time in the Leagues Cup, even if it’s a final. After the regulation 90 minutes, it goes straight to penalties. Hyderation break

  • August 20, 2023 08:22

    WHAT A SAVE FROM CALLENDER! Mukhtar dominated two defenders before finding Surridge near the box. The latter tried to find the bottom left corner but a dive from Callender does the trick. Mukhtar tries to finish on the rebound but it goes just wide

  • August 20, 2023 08:17
    72’ Substitutions for Nashville

    OUT: Fafa IN: Shaffelburg; OUT: McCarty IN: Davis

  • August 20, 2023 08:16

    OFF THE POST!! Messi again. Busquets found Messi near the box, the Argentine tries his luck from long range but the ball crashes on to the post!

  • August 20, 2023 08:12
    68’ Substitutions for Inter Miami

    OUT: Cremaschi IN: Gomez; OUT: Martinez IN: Campana

  • August 20, 2023 08:11

    McCarty from near the half way line, sends a searching long ball inside the box towards Mukhtar. But the ball travels a bit too fast than the latter

  • August 20, 2023 08:08

    Free kick for Miami. It’s a long way out. Messi takes it and tries to take matters into his hands but the ball goes way back into the stands

  • August 20, 2023 08:02
    57’ Nashville equalises

    PARITY RESTORED! FAFA SCORES! Nashville got the corner, Mukhtar sent it in amidst commotion inside the box. The ball bounced just before Fafa, who got his head to it. It takes a deflection off Cremaschi and goes past Callender

  • August 20, 2023 08:01

    SO CLOSE! Martinez from the middle finds Cremaschi on the left lane. The latter then tries to bend it in to the far post and almost does the impossible as the ball goes inches away from the crossbar

  • August 20, 2023 08:00

    Busquets is down injured as he and Godoy collide, challenging the ball. Free kick for Miami. But the Nashville man is shown yellow for arguing with the referee

  • August 20, 2023 07:58

    Mukhtar fails to time his run right. He had an opening but the linesman blows his whistle

  • August 20, 2023 07:55

    WHAT A BLOCK! Alba gets the ball inside the box, crosses it to Cremaschi, who has just Panicco in front of him but a superb block from Zimmerman keeps him at bay

  • August 20, 2023 07:53

    The biggest positive so far for Inter Miami is that they have kept Mukhtar silent. The Nashville No.10 has had 20 touches so far but has failed to do anything substantial

  • August 20, 2023 07:50
    Second half begins

    The final 45 minutes of the Leagues Cup final is underway

  • August 20, 2023 07:33
    Half time

    Messi’s 23rd minute strike is the differentiating factor between the sides. Inter Miami, though, will be cautious after the way that Nashville has responded after conceding the goal. An entertaining second half awaits!

  • August 20, 2023 07:32

    Messi with a swift set of moves tries to evade Fafa and advance into the final third. But the latter gets the better of Messi with a wonderful sliding tackle

  • August 20, 2023 07:30

    Just one minute added

  • August 20, 2023 07:26

    Another dangerous play from Nashville. Mukhtar, who progressed into the final third, crosses it into the box to Surridge, who tries to head it in but it goes brushing past the crossbar

  • August 20, 2023 07:25

    Godoy plays it towards Levitz on the left. The latter tries to send in a cross but Yedlin clears it away for a corner. Mukhtar takes it and sends it in, Callender punches it away

  • August 20, 2023 07:21

    Corner for Nashville. Mukhtar serves it in but it is a bad one. Cleared away easily by Kryvtsov

  • August 20, 2023 07:17

    A sedate passage of play from Miami as it looks to take it slow

  • August 20, 2023 07:14

    Corner for Miami and Messi takes it. Sends in a searching ball. It evades the keeper as well as two defenders but there is no one near to capitalise

  • August 20, 2023 07:13

    Nashville will try not to repeat the mistake that Philadelphia did last match, that is give away the game in the first half. Miami was 3-0 up at half time

  • August 20, 2023 07:09
    23’ Messi gives Miami the lead

    COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MAN! MESSI SCORES HIS TENTH IN THE TOURNAMENT! Taylor got the ball at the edge of the box, tried to finish it but is defended well. Messi gets it on the rebound, takes a couple of steps to his left and slots it to the top left corner, even as five yellow jerseys surrounded him. BOOM!

  • August 20, 2023 07:07

    Robert Taylor’s long ranged attempt at goal is punched away by Panicco

  • August 20, 2023 07:06

    Superb throw in from MacNaughton inside the box. Zimmerman tries to head it in but a wonderful save from Callender puts an end to the attack. Callender has been rock solid for his side so far this tournament

  • August 20, 2023 07:04

    Wonderful transitional play from Inter Miami. Its Right and Left backs are switching from box to box with ease. This time, a perfect defense from Miller as he clears away a cross attempt from Mukhtar

  • August 20, 2023 07:01

    Cremaschi tries to make space on the left lane but Lovitz and Godoy combine to take the ball away from him

  • August 20, 2023 07:00

    Kryvstov’s brilliance helps Miami take possession back from Fafa inside the box but the former, in an attempt to clear it gives away the ball. A cross comes inside the box from Surridge but is headed away to avert any danger

  • August 20, 2023 06:58

    Cremaschi makes a timely interception and finds Messi. The latter immediately sends it forward seeing Cremaschi advance into the box but is unable to get to the ball before a Nashville defender

  • August 20, 2023 06:56

    Nashville players are not letting Miami to make any drastic moves. Unlike their previous matches, Messi and Co. are being pressured into giving away possession

  • August 20, 2023 06:54

    A threatening attack from Nashville. Fafa broke free and crossed the final line of defense as the ball came towards him. A proactive move from Callender, who came out of the box to head it clear, kept him at bay

  • August 20, 2023 06:52

    Quick counter from Nashville. Surridge from the edge of the box, finds Mukhtar, who is deep inside the box. He tries to finish but is in an awkward position. Eventually attempts a cross but it is cleared away

  • August 20, 2023 06:51

    Attack finally from Inter Miami as Messi plays a wonderful long ball on the left lane towards Alba, who sends it inside the box but there’s no one to recieve the ball

  • August 20, 2023 06:49

    Heated conversation between the referee and Godoy after the latter collides with Messi, elbowing him in the process. He is let off with a warning

  • August 20, 2023 06:47

    Early foul from Nashville. Messi, who got the ball near the halfway line, tried to find Busquets but the latter is clipped by McCarty

  • August 20, 2023 06:46

    Martinez gets the ball rolling as Inter Miami starts left to right. The Leagues Cup final is underway!

  • August 20, 2023 06:43
    Star watch
  • August 20, 2023 06:39
    Players enter field

    In front of a sell-out crowd in Nashville, players of both the sides enter the pitch from the tunnel. With the MLS MVP (last season) Mukhtar on the other side, Inter Miami can expect a relatively increased resistance than its previous few matches

  • August 20, 2023 06:27
    All set for the title clash

    Messi and Co. enter the contest as the favourites to take home the accolades. Such has been the form of Inter Miami since it signed Messi. The Argentine has scored nine goals in six appearances and would be pumped up to net his tenth or even more!

  • August 20, 2023 06:09
    A chance for Messi to secure a silverware with Inter Miami!
  • August 20, 2023 05:58
    Previous meeting

    The sides last met earlier this year in May during the U.S Open Cup and Inter Miami edged 2-1 past Nashville

  • August 20, 2023 05:42
    Nashville -Starting 11
  • August 20, 2023 05:41
    Inter Miami - Starting 11

  • August 20, 2023 05:34
    Streaming/telecast information

    When does the Leagues Cup final between Inter Miami and Nashville start?

    The Leagues Cup final between Inter Miami and Nashville will kick-off at 6:30am IST at the Geodis Park on August 20.

    Where can I watch the Leagues Cup semifinal between Inter Miami and Philadelphia?

    The Leagues Cup final between Inter Miami and Nashville can be live streamed on Apple TV+ in India. The match unfortunately, will not be telecast in India.

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