Down one man, after Calum Mallace earns a red card late in the first half, the Montreal Impact gets its first ever MLS win at BMO field since joining MLS in 2012.
Against a superior opponent in Toronto FC, Montreal kept composure throughout the game. After losing Didier Drogba to an injury, during the second half, Ignacio Piatti finally awoke and delivered one his trademark goal, a masterpiece.
Off an Evan Bush clearance, Dominic Oduro beats a TFC defender to the ball and finds Piatti running towards the goal. He cuts to the left and the outside and gets enough time and distance to let go a strong low shot to give the game's only goal.
It was a rugged game, truly symbolizing this MLS rivalry that was a tad dormant in its early stages. Toronto had many scoring opportunities as it took advantage of open soace given at times by Montreal, down one man. The bunker mentality shown by the Bleu-Blanc-Noir was key to get this important symbolic victory but also to get the concrete 3 points.
Giovinco also had to leave the game injured due to what seemed to be a groin injury. Ciman made sure to mark Giovinco as he avoided a few deserved foul calls.
With 5 minutes of added time, the tension was at its highest as every Impact player gave it his all to get this huge win at BMO field.
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