CF Montreal celebrated their return to Quebec City with an exciting match full of action and twists. Fresh faces made the difference and Wilfried Nancy’s men came back from behind to win 5-4 on Saturday night at Stade Saputo.
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It was difficult for Montreal fans to ask for the best, or even expect such an outcome for this meeting. Both Mason Toei and Ahmed Hamdy scored a double.
The Egyptian soon becomes a favorite of the Montreal fans. Hamdi took Nacho Piatti into the air by dribbling the entire Cincinnati defense to tie the game 4-4 in the 74th minute. At the end of the game, he once again cast his magic words to allow Montreal to snatch the three points.
When he left the campaign for the first time, Joaquin Torres served as a striker alongside Tui. The Argentine proved his coach’s health by scoring in the 34th minute. His American friend was the spark plug for both the return of the local team (the twenty-first and seventy-sixth places, on penalties).
James Pantimes was a bit shaky, especially early in the game. Cincinnati scored all four of his goals in the first 46 minutes, with his first four shots on target. The Quebec goalkeeper even played a trick when Brenner stole a ball to him in a moment of hesitation.
The Brazilian striker scored twice, while the goalkeeper of Munjanin and Gustavo Valicella did it once each.
This is Montreal’s first victory over Cincinnati in four duels. The club has finally gotten rid of its pet rage.