Real Salt Lake edges CF Montreal 2-1
MONTREAL — Real Salt Lake defeated CF Montreal 2-1 in Major League Soccer action on Sunday. CF Montreal suffered its second straight loss and lost points at Stade Saputo for the first time this year.
MONTREAL — Real Salt Lake defeated CF Montreal 2-1 in Major League Soccer action on Sunday.
CF Montreal suffered its second straight loss and lost points at Stade Saputo for the first time this year.
Djordje Mihailovic scored Montreal’s only goal (6-4-2).
Justen Glad and Sergio Cordova found the net for Real (5-3-4).
Montreal wasted no time in advancing when Ahmed Hamdi found Mihailovic unmarked in the box just 43 seconds into the game. It was the club’s third fastest goal in MLS.
Neither team provided much offensive pressure until the end of the first half. After a defensive mishap on the Montreal backline, Bobby Wood came face-to-face with Sebastian Breza, forcing an incredible save in desperation to keep the home side up at the break.
Real kept pushing to start the second half and were eventually rewarded. Glad converted a perfect Pablo Ruiz corner for his second goal of the season.
Montreal nearly regained the lead two minutes later when Córdova was scored on goal but could not reach the frame.
Córdova would get her goal though. Shortly after the 60 minute mark, he was played on again and converted a powerful shot into the bottom right corner.
Montreal couldn’t manage the equalizer as Real picked up their first win against the home side since 2014.
Montreal hosts the CPL’s Forge FC on May 25 in the quarter-finals of the Canadian Championship.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 22, 2022.
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