The Montreal Impact have won its second consecutive game in all competition after a 3-2 win against C.D. FAS in CONCACAF Champions League. At Estadio Cuscatlan, the Impact took control of its destiny in the tournament and will hope to get positive results against the New York Red Bulls to go to the Quarter-Finals.
It was also the second game against the Salvadorian champion after the Impact enjoyed a 1-0 victory at Stade Saputo, the previous week. Both games had also another thing in common: the Impact played one man down yesterday night when Felipe Martins was red-carded after his second yellow card of the game.
Within the first 10 minutes of the game, the bleu-blanc-noir scored twice with goals from Andres Romero and Marco Di Vaio. The Italian striker finds Romero with a through ball who opens the scoring with his left foot, giving no chance to Salvadorian goalkeeper. Not even a minute later, Ignacio Piatti leads a counter-attack, evades the marking of a defender and passes the ball to Di Vaio who scores from just outside the box.
2-0 after 8 minutes.
At the 33rd minute, C.D. FAS had narrowed the lead after defender Jorge Moran takes a shot that deflects off an Impact defender and beats Evan Bush. The Impact was trying to clear a corner-kick but was unlucky on that play. The home team continued to press the Impact and tied the game at the 51st minute on a penalty kick. The penalty call would probably rank among the worst called calls that Impact fans have seen. Marcio Teruel scores the penalty kick to give the hosts a chance to get at least one point.
Ignacio Piatti, who had an excellent game, helped the Impact get the winning goal after he was fouled in the box at the 50th minute. The penalty kick was taken by Di Vaio who gives the Impact the lead and the win over C.D. FAS.
The team will travel to the Big Apple to face the New York Red Bulls in MLS action at 7pm EDT. The Red Bulls are also Montreal's next opponent in CCL when they will come to Stade Saputo on September 17th.
MTL - GK-Evan Bush; D-Karl W. Ouimette, Wandrille Lefèvre (Issey Nakajima-Farran 71'), Matteo Ferrari, Krzysztof Krol; M-Patrice Bernier, Felipe, Andrés Romero, Dilly Duka (Calum Mallace 45'), Ignacio Piatti; F-Marco Di Vaio (Maxim Tissot 76')
Subs not used: GK-Troy Perkins; D-Eric Miller; A-Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Jack McInerney,
FAS - GK-Adolfo Menendez; D-Juan Granados (Marcio Teruel 12'), Alexander Mendoza, Xavier Garcia; M-Jorge Moran, Juan Carlos Moscoso (Melvin Alfaro 67'), Elder Figueroa, Nestor Renderos, Carlos Aparicio; F-Jonathan Aguila, Gonzalo Mazzia (Mark Blanco 45')
Subs not used: Miguel Lemus, Bryan Tamacas, Ismael Valladares
MTL - Romero (Di Vaio) 7'
MTL - Di Vaio (Piatti) 8'
FAS - Moran 33'
FAS - Teruel (PK) 51'
MTL - Di Vaio (PK) 60'
MTL - Ferrari 62'
MTL - Felipe 73'
MTL - Nakajima-Farran 82'
FAS - Teruel 83'
MTL - Krol 87'
MTL - Felipe (second yellow) 73'