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A victory for Biello

A victory for Biello


CF Montreal got back to winning ways by defeating Toronto FC 1-0, giving full meaning to an evening that was dedicated to Mauro Biello.

The Montreal performance embodied everything that Biello was as a player, inducted into the club's Wall of Fame at halftime.

In front of the first full house of the season, ie 19,619 spectators, the Bleu-blanc-noir completely dominated the Torontonians with a clearly superior performance, Samuel Piette and Kamal Miller leading the charge.

The second However, he committed a silly mistake ten minutes from the end, receiving a second yellow card, which forced his team to finish the game with one man less. He will also be suspended next Saturday in Washington.


This team snapped a two-game losing streak with an all-around performance.

We can perhaps only note that the team made life even more complicated by lacking finishing around the opposing net.

After knocking on the door many times, it was finally Romell Quioto who scored the only goal of the match by extending a fine cross from Alistair Johnston with a header in the 69th minute. However, it was later determined to be a Lukas MacNaughton own goal.

Wilfried Nancy surprised everyone by giving the start to James Pantemis who was starting his first game in MLS this season.

The West Island goalkeeper was convincing and got only the second shutout of the team this year.

In other good news, Djordje Mihailovic made a comeback by entering for Matko Miljevic in the second half.


CF Montreal completely dominated the first half against a frankly not very good Toronto FC.

After 45 minutes, Montreal already had twelve shots on the clock, including four on target.

We can also say that retiring to the locker room with a 0-0 tie was certainly not satisfactory for Wilfried Nancy and his men, who had very good chances to score, coming up against an in-form Alex Bono among others.

In the offensive flashes that we did not expect, Samuel Piette had two very good chances to score. And Kei Kamara got robbed by Bono.

01TorontoGoalkeeper:A. Good. Defenders: L. MacNaughton, S. O'Neill, D. CriscitoMiddle:K. Thompson, M. Bradley, M. Kaye, L. Petrasso (substituted for J. Shaffelburg in the 90th minute). Attacker: D. Kerr (substituted for I. Achara in the 90th minute), A. Akinola, J. Jiménez. MontrealGuardian: J. Pantemis. Defenders: K. Miller, R. Camacho, J. Waterman.Middle:L. Lappalainen, S. Piette, V. Wanyama, A. Johnston (substituted by Z. Brault-Guillard in the 80th minute), M. Miljevic (substituted by D. Mihailovic in the 60th minute). Attacker: R. Quioto (substituted by G. Corbo in the 84th minute), K. Kamara (substituted by M. Toye in the 60th minute). GoalMontréal : MacNaughton (69th – in his net) TORONTO : no CardsMONTRÉAL : Miller (57th), Miller (red-81st), Brault-Guillard (87th) TORONTO : Bradley (46th)

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TFC 4 4
MTL 5 4
TFC 10 2
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8.5/10 | Samuel Piette 

8/10 | Kamal Miller 

8/10 | Romell Quioto 

8/10 | Alistair Johnston 

8/10 | Rudy Camacho 

7.5/10 | Lassi Lappalainen 

7.5/10 | Joel Waterman 

7.5/10 | James Pantemis 

7.5/10 | Mason Toye 

7/10 | Victor Wanyama 

7/10 | Matko Miljevic 

7/10 | Kei Kamara 

7/10 | Djordje Mihailovic 

Finally a full house

It was the first sold-out game at Stade Saputo since July 13, 2019. Might as well say it was in another life.

And everyone at CF Montreal was is well aware of it.

“It stank of football today. We do this job for that. It goes beyond winning or losing. I do this job to share emotions and create a moment, ”launched head coach Wilfried Nancy in his press briefing.

Rudy Camacho for his part mentioned that it was important that it become a habit.

“We would like it to be like that every game. When we see that there are 13,000 people, I'm not going to lie to you, we are disappointed.

“Sometimes, outside, we have more chills than at home. This kind of atmosphere, I would like it to be every weekend, it would help us to surpass ourselves even if we give everything every game. It gives a little more. »

Full match

Coming back to the field, apart from two big chances that turned out to be offside, Toronto FC did not pose much danger for the Bleu-blanc-noir who offered a full performance.

And finally, it is the story of all the last games of the team despite scores that did not always indicate it. 

“It feels like almost every game right now,” Camacho said when judging the team's performance. Against Kansas, it was the same domination, we did it in Seattle too.

“[Tonight] we dominated our game, we mastered our subject and we managed to hold the score .

Very different

This is a clean break from the last game between the two teams. Last month, Toronto won 4-0 in the semi-finals of the Canadian Championship at BMO Field.

“We controlled the counterattack better. In Toronto, we played a good game with the ball, but we weren't good at managing the counterattacks. We played the same match, but in Toronto we allowed goals. “, explained Wilfried Nancy.

Romell Quioto, who was for a few minutes the author of the only goal of the match, was finally withdrawn the success which was recorded as an own goal by Lukas MacNauhgton.

“It's not the defender who scores an own goal, it's me who deflects the ball into the net. For me, that's my goal, ”insisted the Honduran striker through an interpreter.

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