CF Montreal dominate Toronto FC in Wilfred Nancy’s First Win

CF Montreal dominate Toronto FC

Fort Lauderdale, FL – CF Montreal kicked off their MLS season against their arch-rivals in TFC being played of course in sunny Florida thanks to the ongoing pandemic. Few would have predicted CF Montreal dominate Toronto FC in this game.

CF Montreal dominate Toronto FC in Wilfred Nancy’s First Win

It didn’t take long for Montreal to strike as three minutes in Mason Toye got a great pass and managed to curl a shot top shelf on Alex Bono who got the start in goal for TFC to make it 1-0 for the home side. After that, both teams were trying to figure each other out and look again for the advantage.

At the 16th minute, Toye almost scored his second of the game when he missed a header from Mustafa Kizza and it seemed like he was on his game today. The defense was doing a good job of limiting chances for the visitors not even allowing them in the box.

At the 18th minute, Zachary Brault Guillard was taken down and Montreal had the first free-kick of the game but Djorde Mihailovic shot was headed out and the play was called offside. At the 23rd minute, Montreal doubled its lead when Romell Quioto won a race and beat Bono with a great shot to make it 2-0.

Six minutes later TFC got its first serious scoring opportunity but Clement Diop was there to make a great save on a header. At the 30 minute mark due to the heat, both teams took a hydration break.

At the 41st minute, TFC was awarded a penalty when Joel Waterman took down a Toronto player and Diop would save the kick from Auro. The ref was then signaled by VAR that Diop had stepped off his line and he called for a retake and this time it was Marco Delgado who would score to make it 2-1.

Three minutes of time was added on to the first half and Mihailovic tried to regain Montreal’s two-goal lead but was fouled and he was given a free-kick but his shot went through the wall and into the hands of Bono. The ref would then whistling the end of the first half and Montreal went back into the locker room up a goal.

The second half started and three minutes in Brault Guillard got a great shot on goal but Bono came up with an even better save. At the 54th minute, Victor Wanyama made it 3-1 for Montreal when he headed in a corner from Kizza for his first of the season.

Two minutes later Erik Hurtado made his Montreal debut getting subbed in for Mason Toye who had honestly been one of Montreal’s best players in the game. At the 70th minute, Mihailovic scored his first in a Montreal uniform when he got in on Bono and beat him with a great shot over his shoulder to make it 4-1.

Toronto looking to get back in the game would cut Montreal lead to two when Richie Lareya would score at the 88th minute beating Diop with a great shot. Four minutes of extra time was added on but it wasn’t enough as Montreal would get its first win of the season and a great start to the tenure of Wilfred Nancy as head coach.

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