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Montreal Impact 2 vs Toronto FC 1: Game Highlights, Stats and Quotes

With some good and some not so good, the Montreal Impact repaid the warm greetings from 37,896 fans with a 2-1 win at Olympic Stadium.

Three consecutive wins early in the season is excellent news for a club that has struggled to maintain a winning momentum in 2012.

Lineups

MTL - GK-Troy Perkins; D-Jeb Brovsky, Matteo Ferrari, Alessandro Nesta (Dennis Iapichino 12'), Hassoun Camara; M- Patrice Bernier, Andrés Romero (Sanna Nyassi 85'), Felipe, Davy Arnaud, Andrea Pisanu (Collen Warner 72'); F-Marco Di Vaio

Unused subs: GK-Evan Bush; M- Calum Mallace; F-Andrew Wenger

TOR - GK-Joseph Bendik; D- Richard Eckersley, Danny Califf (Jonathan Osorio 84'), Darren O'Dea, Astone Morgan (Darel Russell 65'); M-John Bostock, Terry Dunfield, Jeremy Hall (Kyle Bekker 60'), Reggie Lambe; F-Robert Earnshaw, Hogan Ephraim

Unused subs: G-Stefan Frei; D-Gale Agbossoumonde; F-Justin Braun, Andrew Wiedeman

Scoring Summary

MTL - Bernier (PK) 34'
MTL - Di Vaio (Arnaud, Bernier) 46'
TOR - Earnshaw (PK) 68'

Disciplinary Summary

TOR - Hall 21'
MTL - Bernier 64'
MTL - Iapichino 67'
TOR - Eckersley 92'

Game Statistics

(provided by MLSSoccer.com)

Montreal Impact Toronto FC
9 Attempts on Goal 12
7 Shots on Target 3
2 Shots off Target 7
0 Blocked Shots 2
1 Corner Kicks 5
13 Fouls 18
9 Open Play Crosses 20
3 Offsides 3
2 First Yellow Cards 2
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
45 Duels Won 43
51% Duels Won % 48%
413 Total Pass 397
81% Passing Accuracy % 76%
50.2% Possession 49.8%

Post-Game Quotes

Montreal Impact

Marco Schällibaum, Head Coach

We had a good first half, but suffered a little in the second half. We knew Toronto was a good team and it was not going to be an easy game. We had to make some adjustments in the first half after Alessandro Nesta got hurt and put us off balance for a little while. Then we scored two important goals and we played well. The second half, we suffered, but we fought to the end.


Patrice Bernier, Midfielder

The first half went well. If we kept the same tempo, we could have probably scored another goal but we let them back in the game with a few mistakes.They put a lot of effort in the second half and they got a penalty that brought them back in. But we are happy that we got the three points.


Troy Perkins, Goalkeeper

At the end of the day, I don't care how we win. It's three points and it's against Toronto. It's been good. I've really tried to focus on having a good performance and not worry too much about the results. I think we have to keep moving forward in that manner. We have to focus on the performance, and not worry about the results.

Toronto FC

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Ryan Nelsen, Head Coach


Richard Eckersley, Defender


Darren O'Dea, Defender


Robert Earnshaw, Forward