Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami suffered a 6-0 defeat against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr on Thursday night. Al Nassr coach Luis Castro confirmed that Messi was still recovering from a calf injury and would not be fit enough to play. Messi was named among the substitutes but was eventually brought on late in the game. Meanwhile, Ronaldo watched the game as Al Nassr secured the victory in Saudi Arabia.
Talisca scored a hat-trick, adding two goals shortly after the break and one 17 minutes from time, while Mohammed Maran netted Al Nassr’s fifth. Messi was brought on in the 83rd minute, and Inter Miami started the match with Jordi Alba at left-back, Sergio Busquets in midfield, and Luis Suarez leading the line.