Montreal – “There are no easy games in the MLS,” Montreal coach Wilfried Nancy warned before the Vancouver Whitecaps arrived in the city this week. His players learned the lesson in the best possible way in their first game of the season at Stade Saputo.
Three points, but good scary.
The intervention of the official responsible for the second-half injury-time video replay took the Montreal team to open their domestic season with glee, with the force of a 2-1 win that slipped through their fingers.
Toussant Ricketts appeared to level the match in the 92nd minute, but it was decided that veteran White Caps player moved to an offside position before being targeted with a cross kick in the penalty area.
After being saved by a few crucial centimeters, FC Montreal (3-3-1) finally had their third win in a row. He has now earned a point in the fourth game in a row.
“I will save the win,” Nancy said in a sad tone after the match. But guys know it and we know it, we weren’t terrible. Even in the first half, of course, we started well. We had good times, managed to get up to speed, and failed the balance as expected. But then we had a lack of control in the game.
“In the second half of 20And Minutes, I did not like it. But hey, we’ll remember the victory. »
Djorgi Mihajlovic (2) and Rommel Koyoto (47) were the top scorers for both teams.
By scoring for the fourth time in his last four matches, Mihajlovic equaled his total goals last season. He also had a pass in Quioto’s goal, hitting the goal in a third consecutive game.
Meanwhile, Alistair Johnston received an assist in a second straight game.
The only success for the Whitecaps (1-5-1) was Brian White (65), who had been denied the first goal for offside a few minutes earlier.
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