CF Montreal: a miracle at the end of the game!
Chinonso Offor and Romell Quioto scored in the final moments of Saturday's game at Olympic Stadium, allowing CF Montreal to snatch a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Union.
Offor thought he had tied the game in the 90th minute, but his success was initially canceled due to an offside. A few minutes later, however, the video referee reversed his decision and the goal was awarded.
Quioto raised the “roof” of the Stadium afterwards by redirecting a cross from Mathieu Choinière header, scoring his second goal of the match in front of furious opponents.
It was CF Montreal's fourth duel of the season, but head coach Hernan Losada's baptism of fire in the Quebec metropolis. His troop thus obtained its first points in the standings of the season.
The thousands of Montreal fans quickly had the opportunity to celebrate. Defender Jakob Glesnes touched the ball with his hand in the penalty area in the second minute of play. From the point of “penalty”, Quioto did not miss his chance. The Honduran international lodged the ball in the top corner to the right of goalkeeper Joe Bendik, delivering his own after three scoreless duels.
The Montreal squad played the rest of the first half with confidence. It was after the intermission that things went wrong.
In the 46th minute, Dane Mikael Uhre leveled the score. He eclipsed his defensive coverage with a quick turn and beat Jonathan Sirois with an accurate low shot.
Uhre, who is in his second season with the Pennsylvania team, carried a blow to CFMTL a little less than 15 minutes later. Sent on the breakaway thanks to Daniel Gazdac's superb lobbed pass, he once again gave the Quebec goalkeeper no chance by aiming for the side netting.
The Union had to defend themselves short of a man from the 69th minute. Just like in the last duel between these two formations, on March 5, 2022, Julian Carranza was expelled from the match after receiving two yellow cards.
CF Montreal will resume the collar next Saturday, when he will host the Vancouver Whitecaps.