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CF Montreal: Montreal domination that gave CFM their 10th win

CF Montreal: Montreal domination that gave CFM their 10th win


MONTREAL – Lucas McNaughton rebounded a throw-in by Alistair Johnston in the second half and Montreal closed the books at 10 to win 1-0 over Toronto FC on Saturday night at Saputo Stadium.

Wilfred Nancy’s men put an end to a string of two losses.

Montreal FC (10-8-2) also took revenge on Toronto FC (5-12-4), who secured a convincing 4-0 victory in the Canadian Championship semi-finals on June 22.

The Montreal Troops maintained their fourth position in the Eastern Conference standings and remained undefeated in their last four games against the Torontonians in the MLS (3-0-1).

The Montreal club also rebounded after suffering a tough loss to Sporting Kansas City, the worst team in the Western Conference, last week.

James Pantimes replaced Sebastian Briza against Montreal. It was his first MLS game of the season and his first in the league since October 23, 2021. He helped his team seal their first home run in 2022.

In addition, FC Montreal announced before the match that Ahmed Hamdy will miss the match due to a right leg injury. But Djorji Mihajlovic returned in the second half.

CF Montreal will be back in action next Saturday, for a visit to DC United.

It wasn’t the scoring opportunities that Montreal was lacking during the first quarter of the game.

From the fifth minute, Rommel Koyoto missed a pass to Kei Kamara who hit a good low shot. But Alex Bono moved to his left to turn the ball into the crossbar and save the furniture.

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Several passes from Montreal found it difficult to find an outlet in the minutes that followed, and Toronto FC filled the penalty area well.

The visitors began to damage CF Montreal’s park in the 22nd minute. Mark-Anthony Kaye managed to slip into the penalty area, but his shot was hit by Pantemis while diving.

She rattled after contact with Domenico Criscito earlier in the match, and Samuel Piette had two good chances to break the deadlock. His first shot in the 34th minute fell into the hands of Bono, while his second shot in the 36th minute missed the goal.

Quioto got the ball rolling early in the second half. After accepting a cross, the imposing Honduran turned around to fire a shot that narrowly missed the goal.

Toronto FC thought they’d moved the ropes in the 54th minute, but Io Akinola was in an easy offside position before bluffing Pantimes’ wake.

Bleu-blanc-noir opened the scoring in the 69th minute, after building a good attack in enemy territory. Peet put the ball at the feet of Alistair Johnston, who sent a precise cross to the far post. Quioto came ahead of the Toronto defender, but it was MacNaughton who fired the ball into the net.

This was the 29th consecutive MLS game with at least one goal allowed for Toronto FC, placing them with the third longest streak in league history.

Just three minutes into the goal, Aquinola ripped off the CF Montreal defenders and scored again, but the referee on the sidelines didn’t let him off the hook with a header. the match.

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Kemal Miller picked up a second yellow card in the 81st minute and picked up a red card, forcing the Montreal club to protect their 10-11 lead.