Wolves loanee Leonardo Campana was on target again for Inter Miami last night, helping the team rescue a point against FC Dallas.
Phil Neville’s side surprised people by not starting the in-form 21-year-old at the Toyota Stadium.
He instead plumped for Gonzalo Higuain to lead the line. The Argentine had apparently been training ‘like an absolute beast’ according to Neville (via Miami Herald).
Miami found themselves a goal down after 27 minutes, with Alan Velasco’s free-kick finding the bottom right corner.
Campana entered the action on the hour mark, replacing Higuain who had struggled to make an impact.
And the substitution would pay dividends for Neville.
With just a few minutes remaining in the game, Robert Taylor produced some brilliant footwork on the right wing, slaloming his way into the area before crossing for Campana to nod home.
The Ecuador international took up a really good position at the near post, and showed good reactions to steer his header in.
That was Campana’s eighth goal in the MLS since moving to Miami in January, and his ninth in total for the club.
The result lifted Miami up to ninth place in the Eastern Conference table. They are now two places and three points from the play-off line with 17 games remaining.
Speaking after the game, Campana said (Inter Miami official): “In this league, the games are very competitive and very difficult. Getting points away is important. I think in the second half we had fresh legs, and a fresh mentality. We went onto the pitch with that winning mentality. We couldn’t get the win but, one point is important.”
Campana shows striker’s instincts with goal for Inter against FC Dallas
Campana’s spell with Inter Miami is really going well.
The youngster is really thriving in the States. And the Miami Herald branded him ‘one of the most exciting forwards in the MLS this season’ in their match report.
One does wonder if he could perhaps have a part to play for Wolves in 2022/23.
Obviously, the standard of the Premier League is much higher than that of the MLS.
But it is looking like Wolves are having difficulty bringing in new players this summer.
That said, it’s unclear whether Wolves would be able to bring him back from his loan early, and Miami do actually have an option to buy Campana at the end of his stint.