When will Lionel Messi play after the Al-Nassr game?

The 2023 Ballon d’Or winner and his side are set to play their fourth pre-season friendly match against Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr. His team hasn’t been doing that well in recent weeks but he will be motivated to perform well when he meets his arch-rival’s team this evening.

Even though the reunion was set to be played tonight, the injury to Saudi star CR7 has sprayed water on the plans of the Al-Nassr and Miami management. Although CR7 won’t be there as his recent injury hampers his availability, there are many stars on Al-Nassr’s side who can provide tough competition against the Miami side, which includes former Barcelona teammates Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, and Sergio Busquets.

Where will Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami play next after the Al-Nassr match?

Hours before the match against CR7’s Al-Nassr, there have been speculations about where and when Inter Miami could play again after tonight. According to sources, Messi and co. are set to play the Hong Kong XI side on February 4 at 2:00 AM BDT. Honk Kong XI is a football team comprising top players from Hong Kong’s first division that is made to play exhibition matches, especially the Lunar New Year Cup.

The match is set to be played in a Hong Kong stadium on Sunday and Messi’s team, Inter Miami, will travel to their home after the match tonight, which could have been in danger after Al-Nassr reportedly postponed their matches in the China tour due to Ronaldo’s injury.

How has Lionel Messi fared so far in pre-season?

Inter Miami’s fans would have been delighted after the club announced the signing of former Barcelona player Luis Suarez this window. Even though his reunion with his former teammates Messi, Busquets, and Alba was celebrated, the recent results of the team have not been satisfying at all in the pre-season friendly matches.

In the three matches that they have played in recent weeks, Miami has played against El Salvador, FC Dallas, and Al-Hilal. Messi and Co have failed to win any of them, drawing one and losing two, including the recent 4-3 loss against injured star Neymar’s team, Al-Hilal, in which both Messi and Suarez scored.

In those 3 matches, Lionel Messi as a player individually has only 1 goal contribution and has been playing fewer minutes since the manager is trying to manage the Argentinian player’s time on the field after his return from injury last season.

Even though the form of the Miami team is not good right now, Messi and Co. can be expected to come back to form in the recent fixture against Saudi side Al-Nassr. Do you think Messi and Co. can come back? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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