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Inter Miami book playoff spot as Gonzalo Higuain strikes twice to extend his final ever season 

Inter Miami book playoff spot with 4-1 victory over Orlando City as Gonzalo Higuain strikes twice to extend his final ever season

  • The Herons booked its second MLS playoffs ticket in the club’s four-year history
  • Higuain, 34, scored for the fifth consecutive game on Wednesday evening 
  • ‘El Pepita’ announced that he’d be retiring after the end of the 2022 MLS season
  • Inter Miami next plays its final match of the regular season against CF Montreal
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David Beckham’s Inter Miami has booked a spot in the MLS playoffs for the second time in the club’s four-year history with a 4-1 victory over rivals Orland City, with Gonzalo Higuain striking twice to extend his final ever season prior to retirement. 

The Herons took an early lead in the first minute thanks to a chip from 22-year-old forward Leonardo Campana, who is on loan at the club from Wolverhampton, before Higuain scored a brace prior to half time. 

Ariel Lassister’s put Miami 4-1 after the break before Ercan Kara scored a consolation goal in the 71st minute for Orlando.

Fans at Miami’s DRV PNK stadium sang Higuain’s name through the 90 minutes while some of them also held signs thanking ‘El Pipita’ for his two-year stint at the club – a day after the Argentine announced that he would be hanging up his boots following the end of the 2022 MLS regular season.

Inter Miami striker Gonzalo Higuain celebrates a goal after scoring in the first half vs Orlando

‘After the most wonderful career I could have had, I feel that football has given me so much,’ Higuain told reporters on Monday. ‘Many thanks to those who have always believed in me … the time has come to say goodbye.’

The 34-year-old has scored 27 goals in 65 appearances for Miami since joining in 2020 from Juventus.

More to follow 

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