Lionel Messi misses Inter Miami training ahead of US Open – as it happened

Ionel Messi returned from injury in the first half of Inter Miami's 4-0 win against Toronto FC in LMLS action.

Now Messi is struggling to be fit for the huge US Open Cup final.

The 36-year-old Messi was surprisingly replaced by Gerardo 'Tata' Martino after 37 minutes.

Argentine superstar Messi missed Miami's defeat in Atlanta last weekend.

Messi also missed Argentina's 3-0win in Bolivia over the recent international break due to an unspecified injury.

Speaking after Inter Miami's 1-1draw with Orlando City on Sunday, Martino gave an update on Messi's condition.

Martino said “It's very difficult to give him a percentage because we have to take it day by day,”

We'll continue to evaluate him and like I always say, I'll listen to him first and see how he's feeling."