Higuaín Scores, Crew Beat Miami In First-Ever Meeting

Inter Miami forward Julian Carranza (21) prepares to kick the ball as Columbus Crew defender Vito Wormgoor (5) defends during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Inter Miami won 1-0. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Inter Miami forward Julian Carranza (21) prepares to kick the ball as Columbus Crew defender Vito Wormgoor (5) defends during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Inter Miami won 1-0. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín scored in the 16th minute and Inter Miami beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Saturday night.

Miami (8-9-5) has won six of its last nine matches, including all five of its home games during the run. Columbus (7-11-6) has lost eight of its last nine games, including five straight defeats on the road. Columbus has managed just two wins in its last 24 away matches dating to 2019.

Higuaín took advantage of a poor back pass, and calmly chipped it over goalkeeper Eloy Room.

It was the first meeting between Inter Miami and the Crew. Columbus’s last trip to Miami came in 2001, a 4-3 defeat at the Fusion.

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