Lionel Messi scores as Inter Miami defeats Charlotte in the quarterfinals of the Leagues Cup.

Lionel Messi scores as Inter Miami defeats Charlotte in the quarterfinals of the Leagues Cup.

Lionel Messi defeats Charlotte in quarterfinal

Lionel Messi defeats Charlotte in quarterfinal

Charlotte coach Christian Lattanzio had glowing praise for Messi,  "I believe this signifies a significant moment with high expectations of achieving something significant," remarked Inter Miami coach Tata Martino

Inter Miami is scheduled to play against the Philadelphia Union in the Leagues Cup semifinal on Wednesday, August 16th, away from home.

Charlotte coach Christian Lattanzio had glowing praise for Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba – former FC Barcelona stars who are now part of the Inter Miami team.

In the concluding minutes, Messi delighted the fans by scoring and leaving them with a smile. This once again demonstrated his ability to meet the heightened expectations associated with "Messi Mania" since his arrival at the Miami MLS side just last month.

The second semifinal will feature a matchup between Mexico's Monterrey and MLS team Nashville FC.

The second semifinal will feature a matchup between Mexico's Monterrey and MLS team Nashville FC.