Inter Miami suffered a 4-3 defeat to Al-Hilal in the Riyadh Cup, with the Saudi Arabian side dominating the first half and scoring three goals in the opening 45 minutes. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Abdullah Al-Hamdan scored early goals for Al-Hilal, while Luis Suarez pulled one back for Inter Miami in the 34th minute. However, a late goal from Michael gave Al-Hilal a 3-1 lead going into halftime.
In the second half, Inter Miami mounted a comeback, with Lionel Messi scoring a penalty in the 54th minute and David Ruiz netting a fantastic goal just one minute later to level the score at 3-3. However, Al-Hilal’s Brazilian winger Malcom scored the winning goal in the 88th minute, sealing victory for his side.
Ruiz was the standout performer for Inter Miami, scoring a goal and earning the penalty that led to Messi’s finish. The 19-year-old midfielder made a major impact on the game and could be a game-changer for the team if he can deliver consistent performances like this.
On the other hand, goalkeeper Drake Callender had a tough day in net, struggling to keep out Al-Hilal’s goals. While he did make a great save late on to keep Miami in the game, his defense let him down in a big way.
Inter Miami will face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr in their next match, with the status of the Portuguese star uncertain due to a recent injury. The team will need to regroup and improve their defense if they hope to secure a win in their upcoming match.