Lionel Messi leave Inter Miami vs. Toronto FC game injured

Inter Miami CF recorded a 4-0 win over Toronto FC on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi was substituted in the 37th minute due to muscle fatigue.

A few minutes later, his former Barcelona teammate Jordi Alba also left the field.

Messi and Alba, who started the game after not traveling for Saturday's 5-2 defeat at Atlanta United FC.

He was not involved in the challenge or visibly limping, but was clearly in some kind of physical discomfort.

After leaving the field, Messi and Alba went straight to the bench instead of the locker room.

Miami's Facundo Farias scored shortly afterward to give the home team a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Robert Taylor scored two superb goals either side of Benjamin Cremaschi in the second half to secure three points for coach Gerardo Martino's side.