Inter Miami predicted lineup vs Monterrey – Champions Cup

    Inter Miami boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino will more than likely have no choice but to pick a similar starting lineup to the one that drew against NYCFC when his side squares off with Monterrey in the Champions Cup quarterfinals.

    The south Florida side have been hit with a bit of an injury bug, as not only superstar Lionel Messi has missed recent games with a hamstring injury but the likes of Nicolas Freire, Serhiy Kryvstov and Federico Redondo have all been on the treatment table and missed action. Martino’s lineup last time out against NYCFC saw Ryan Sailor make a rare start while Sergio Busquets was tasked with anchoring the heart of the Herons’ defense.

    Martino confirmed that Messi is edging ever closer to a return for the midweek clash against the Mexican giants, but his status will more than likely be a game-time decision. Martino just might have to put a makeshift XI out on the pitch like he did against NYC Saturday night.

    Here’s how the Herons could lineup for their midweek clash in the Champions Cup.

    Lionel Messi

    Miami are undecided on Messi’s return / Brennan Asplen/GettyImages

    GK: Drake Callender – The USMNT reserve shot-stopper starts in goal for the Herons.

    CB: Ryan Sailor – A second consecutive start is on the cards for one of Miami’s backup defenders.

    CB: Tomas Aviles – With Kryvstov unlikely to feature, ‘Toto’ Aviles starts as the central center-back.

    CB: Noah Allen – He features from the jump in his new position after looking on from the bench against NYCFC.

    RM: Marcelo Weigandt – Miami’s newest addition is set to make his second straight start in a more advanced role.

    CM: David Ruiz – The young midfielder gets another chance to impress Martino in the middle of the park after he sparked vs the Boys in Blue.

    CM: Sergio Busquets – The former Spain international will be delighted to start back in his preferred role in the midfield.

    CM: Diego Gomez – One of Miami’s exciting prospects looks set to impact the game from the jump.

    LM: Jordi Alba – He’s set to feature in his favorite position as wing-back to help out in the final third for the Herons.

    ST: Luis Suarez – Martino has no choice but to start Suarez just a few days after he played the full 90 vs NYCFC.

    ST: Leo Campana – The former Wolverhampton Wanderers player gets the nod up front alongside Suarez.


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