CF Montreal wasted many great scoring opportunities, but still found their way to success.
Victor Vanyama scored from the penalty spot during a stoppage in the second half as Montreal beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night.
Vanyama defeated Carlos Miguel Coronal on the Montreallers’ third penalty try.
Coronal stopped both Björn Johnsen and Mason Toye, but each time the Red Bulls keeper left his goal line before shooting the ball in a video replay. So the table is set for Vanyama.
Dominating their opponents in the second half, CF Montreal (7-7-5) could easily end this duel with a total of three or four goals.
Wilfried Nancy’s men have not won in their last five outings (0-4-1), but these three points have given the Columbus crew tentatively seventh place and last place access to the playoffs in the association. However, the crew had to play another match.
At its 13thE As part of the season, Sunusi Ibrahim scored his first career goal in MLS, tied at CF Montreal 71E Game minute.
Patrick Klimala also took advantage of a penalty shot in the first half to give the Red Bulls (5-9-4) a 1-0 lead.
Even before this series of penalties, the tension must be cut with a knife in the second half. There was also frustration on the field and in the stands as referee Allen Chapman fueled the performance.
CF Montreal will play its next game against FC Cincinnati on Wednesday night at TQL Stadium.
The work finally pays off
The Red Bulls started the game with confidence and applied a lot of pressure in the first 10 minutes of the game. CF Montreal responded within the next 10 minutes, however, testing the coronal.
Zachary Bralt-Gillard had a golden opportunity to open the scoring in the 17thE Minute. The Mason Toy ball slipped on his feet, but the Bralt-Gillard shot was blocked by the Red Bulls goalkeeper.
The pace picked up a second during the stoppage as both teams traded scoring opportunities in the first half.
Matthew Chonier missed the first goal with a pass from Joaqun Torres. The Red Bulls did not miss their chance on their side, scoring a penalty shot after a muscle tackle from Kiki Struna. Klimala defeated Breza and found the back of the net.
After accepting a good pass from Jordje Mikhailovich, the toy was tied at the end of the foot, but the ball was deflected to the left of the net. Ibrahim, who arrived just two minutes ago, led the way with a header by diverting the ball behind the coronal.