CF Montreal in the final of the Canadian Championship
CF Montreal earned its ticket to the Canadian Championship final by defeating Forge FC on Wednesday night at Stade Saputo.
The club of the Major League Soccer (MLS) won 2-0 against the defending champions the Canadian Premier League (PLC).
It was the third time in as many occasions as the eleven Montreal had the best over Forge FC in the tournament bringing together the Maple Leafs.
In the duel of the day, Ariel Lassiter opened the scoring in the 54th minute. The striker fired a long shot. It seemed harmless, but the ball still found its way into the back of goalkeeper Triston Henry's net. It was also the Costa Rican's first success in the Blue-White-Black uniform.
Sunusi Ibrahim doubled the lead of the crowd favorites 24 minutes after CF Montreal's first win. He made a great move to create space and fired a powerful shot. The 20-year-old forward is obviously on the sidelines against the Hamilton team, having scored a hat trick in the last meeting between the two teams.
CF Montreal was in control for the vast majority of the match. Head coach Hernan Losada's players fired 21 shots, six of which went on target. On the other side of the ball, the representatives of Forge FC shot eight times and the ball hit Jonathan Sirois' goal twice. The Quebec goalkeeper took the opportunity to sign his fifth shutout of the season, in all competitions.
In the final, CF Montreal will face the winner of the duel between the Vancouver Whitecaps (MLS) and Pacific FC (PLC). The two clubs will face off later in the evening. The winner will also host the clash that will determine who will lift the Voyageurs Cup and qualify for the 2024 Concacaf Champions League.