Victor Wanyama watches from the bench as patched up Lionel Messi & Luis Suarez destroy CF Montreal

Victor Wanyama during warm up

Victor Wanyama watches from the bench as patched up Lionel Messi & Luis Suarez destroy CF Montreal

Joel Omotto 09:00 - 12.05.2024

Victor Wanyama was an unused substitute as Luis Suarez inspired Inter Miami to a comeback win over CF Montreal with Lionel Messi having minimal impact.

Victor Wanyama was an unused substitute as CF Montreal suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Inter Miami that was led by Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on Sunday morning.

Montreal took a deserved lead in what was an entertaining game when Bryce Duke slotted the ball in between the legs of the Inter Miami goalkeeper following a swift counter attacking move in the 22nd minute.

Ten minutes later, Jules-Anthony Vilsaint sent the home crowd into ruptures as he scored Montreal’s second to leave Messi and Co with work to do.

This happened after Messi had sent fears in his camp when he went down for a couple of minutes following a tough challenge and needed medical attention before continuing to play. As he waited to resume, his side had already gone two goals down and needed some inspiration from him.

However, it was new signing Matias Rojas who showed Messi qualities when he hammered home a freekick on his left foot that will leave the Argentina legend proud, bringing the scores to 2-1 in the 44th minute.

The scores were level four minutes later when Suarez scored from a corner before Benjamin Cremaschi completed the comeback for Inter Miami in the 59th minute.

Victory ensured Gerardo Martino’s side extended their winning run to five straight games and remain top of the Eastern Conference standings with 27 points.

Wanyama, who started his first game of the season during the Canadian Cup quarter-final first leg draw against Forge on Tuesday, could not get an extended stay in the side as coach Laurent Courtois reverted to his preferred midfield two of Samuel Piette and Mathieu Choiniere.

That came after he had made five substitute appearances in 10 matches prior.

Montreal have slipped to 12th on the 15-team Eastern Conference standings with as many points from 11 games.

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