Messi plays entire game for Inter Miami in a 1-0 loss as Charlotte qualifies for the MLS playoffs

Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi shoots a free kick Saturday, during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Charlotte FC, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Erik Verduzco)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Lionel Messi played the entire game on artificial turf in Inter Miami’s season finale on Saturday night, and Charlotte FC qualified for the MLS playoffs with a 1-0 victory.