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(CNN Spanish) -- After his debut with a free kick goal included for the agonizing victory over Cruz Azul, Lionel Messi's Inter Miami continues its participation in the Leagues Cup: this Tuesday it will host Atlanta United at the DRV PNK Stadium.

While it is not yet known if the Argentine star will start, coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino said at a press conference that Messi will play more minutes than in his presentation against the Mexican team and that he will be the captain of the team. The same fate runs for the Spaniard Sergio Busquets, who could also play from the start.

With both the win and the draw, the Florida team will go directly to the 16th final. For its part, Atlanta United, led by Gonzalo Pineda, will play its first match in this competition, and would have among the starters Thiago Almada, another world champion with the Argentine National Team in Qatar 2022.

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The match will have a special flavor for Martino, due to his past as coach of the Georgia state team. The "Tata" was not only the first coach in the history of Atlanta United, but also became champion in the 2018 season.

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What is the Leagues Cup?

The Leagues Cup is a tournament that pits teams from the Mexican and United States leagues, and consists of 15 groups of 3 teams each. The first two of each zone access the 16th final, where they are joined by Pachuca and LAFC, already qualified for being champions of Liga MX and MLS, respectively.


Date, time of the match and how to watch it live

The match will be played at DRV PKN Stadium in Fort Lauderdale and the schedule, depending on where you are, is as follows:

  • Miami: 7:30 pm
  • Mexico City: 5:30 pm
  • Buenos Aires: 8:30 pm
  • Bogotá: 6:30 pm
  • Barcelona, Spain: 1:30 am

The match can only be watched through the Apple TV app, when purchasing the MLS Season Pass.

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