Inter Miami vs Montreal Player Ratings as Montreal beat Messi-less Miami

Inter Miami vs Montreal Player Ratings as Montreal beat Messi-less Miami

Inter Miami vs Montreal kicked-off on Sunday as Miami looked to continue their winning streak back at home without Lionel Messi. However, the home side were dealt a shock loss as Montreal looked eager to return back home with three points and won the game 3-2. Let’s take a look at how the game went went down at Chase Stadium and the Inter Miami vs Montreal player ratings.

Inter Miami vs Montreal: Montreal sink a Messi-less Miami!

Miami have recently been on cloud nine with the fantastic start they’ve made to the season. However, only 13 minutes into the game a fantastic goal from Fernando Alvarez shook them back up to reality. Trailing by a goal, Miami became more and more desperate in search of goals, but couldn’t manage to create any chances. The scoreline read 1-0 in the favor of the visitors as both sides made their way down the tunnel at half-time. 

The second half began with Miami looking more composed in attack and that soon resulted in a goal. An delightful finish from striker Leondaro Campana helped Miami equalize and began their hunt for the comeback goal. However, the goal saw Miami drop their intensity and Montreal took advantage of the situation.

The club from Quebec scored two goals within 5 minutes to make the scoreline 3-2. A defeated Miami once again pushed forward in search of goals and saw a moment of sheer brilliance from Barcelona legend Jordi Alba. The veteran left-back received the ball from a corner in zone 14 at the edge of the box and he connected sweetly with the ball to put in the left top corner of the goal. Unfortunately for Miami, the brilliant goal from Alba wasn’t enough and the Messi-less Miami sank to a 2-3 defeat at home. 

On that note, let’s take a look at the Inter Miami vs Montreal Player Ratings!

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Inter Miami vs Montreal Player Ratings:

Inter Miami Player Ratings: 

Jordi Alba had the best outing for Inter Miami as we take a look at Inter Miami vs Montreal player ratings
Jordi Alba for Inter Miami (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Drake Callender (GK,C):  4.5/10

Leading the Inter Miami side in the absence of Leo Messi, Drake Callender looked completely out of depth on the night. He made several errors in goal and made only one save in the entire game. 

Tomas Aviles: 6.75/10

Tomas had a solid passing performance completing 91% of his passes attempted. However, in defense he was quite shaky despite making three clearances. 

Serhiy Kryvtsov:  6.4/10

The center-back had an absolutely mediocre night in the heart of Miami’s defense and even earned himself a yellow card. 

Noah Allen:  7.25/10

Miami’s best defender on the night, Noah completed 68 passes out of the 69 he attempted. He was also solid in defense, winning several challenges.

David Ruiz:  7/10

Deployed on the extreme right of a five-man midfield, David Ruiz tried his best to adjust to the several roles demanded of him on the night. The youngster won an impressive 8-ground duels.

Julian Gressel:  7.25 /10

Julian had a good outing in the midfield as he created one big chance for the Messi-less Inter Miami. 

Federico Redondo:  7/10

Redondo played the anchor in the midfield and was partially successful. He completed 46 passes while winning three ground duels.

Lawson Sunderland: 7.5/10

Lawson was directly involved in the first goal Miami scored on Sunday as he assisted Leonardo Campana. He was also central to the creative output for Inter Miami.

Jordi Alba: 8/10

Aging like fine wine in Miami is the Spanish footballing legend Jordi Alba. The 2012 Euro final goalscorer reminded all of us of why he is considered to be one of the best attacking fullbacks with a sublime outside-the-box goal.

Leonardo Campana: 7/10

Campana kept Inter Miami in the game when he equalized for the club, but apart from the goal was silent throughout the game. 

Robert Taylor: 6.5/10

Taylor had a disappointing night in front of goal and will also forget the night as soon as possible.

Inter Miami Substitutes:

Nicolas Freire: 6/10

The defender came on as a substitute in the second half of the game between Miami and Montreal. He made two clearances in the heart of defense. 

Sergio Busquets: 7/10

The veteran midfielder was rested by Tata Martino and came on as a substitute in the second half for Federico Redondo. Busquets played the ball to Jordi Alba which resulted in the second goal for Inter Miami. 

Diego Gomez: 6/10

His substitution failed to make an impact on the game. He lost possession five times after coming on.

Luis Suarez: 6/10

The ex-Atletico Madrid striker came on too late to make a meaningful impact on the game. Luis didn’t start the game to rest ahead of Inter Miami’s midweek tie with Nashville. 

Shnayder Borgelin: 4.5/10

Shnayder missed a big chance to help Inter Miami draw level with Montreal in the dying embers of the game. 

Montreal Player Ratings:

Goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois had a great outing for Montreal in Inter Miami vs Montreal
Jonathan Sirois for Montreal (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Jonathan Sirois (GK):  7/10

Sirois made a couple of crucial saves to deny Inter Miami and help Montreal leave Chase Stadium victorious. However, his passing on the night was audacious as he completed only 66% of his passes attempted on the night. 

Gabriele Corbo:  7/10

The right-back had a good night in defense as he made five important clearances for Montreal. Gabriele also played one key pass for the Canadian club. 

Joel Waterman:  7.25/10

Joel contained the Inter Miami attack exceptionally well. On the night, Waterman made an astounding eight clearances while winning all his duels. Unbeatable!

Fernando Alvarez: 7.25/10

Fernando scored the first goal of the night and gave Montreal the lead. 

Ruan:  7/10

Ruan was a workhorse for Montreal and covered a considerable amount of distance against Inter Miami. 

Mathieu Choiniere:  7.5/10

Mathieu defined poise against Inter Miami. The midfielder created one big chance for Montreal and also earned an assist. 

Samuel Piette:  6.75/10

Captain Samuel Piette didn’t have the best outing in midfield but still managed to complete an impressive 42 passes.

Ariel Lassiter:  7.25/10

Lassiter functioned as a wide midfielder/ winger for Montreal and had a wonderful night. Ariel bagged himself an assist against Miami.

Jules-Anthony Vilsaint:  6.5/10

Jules was invisible for most of the proceedings and was finally subbed off by Montreal. 

Bryce Duke: 6.5/10

Much like Vilsaint, Bryce Duke also had a forgettable night for Montreal. 

Matias Coccaro:  7/10

Matias did score a goal but missed quite a few big chances on the night. 

Montreal Substitutes:

Josef Martinez: 6.5/10

Martinez continued his good form from the previous game and almost scored against his former club. 

Dominik Yankov: 6/10

Dominik wasn’t particularly involved in the game after being subbed on and only completed five passes. 

Victor Wanyama: 6.7/10

Victor looked full of energy after coming on and helped Montreal a lot in defense. 

Ibrahim Sunusi: 7.5/10

Super-sub Ibrahim grabbed the match-winning goal a minute after being subbed on. Talk about impact!

Next up after Inter Miami vs Montreal:

The loss at Chase Stadium further raised questions regarding Miami’s over-dependence on Leo Messi to win and highlighted cracks in their defense. They will hope Leo returns for the midweek tie against Nashville in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Meanwhile, the win against Inter Miami will certainly boost Montreal ahead of their fixture against Chicago Fire next weekend. 

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