It took 13 years, but the demons of Santos Laguna finally do the exorcism.
CF Montreal beat their Mexican opponent 3-0 to win the Round of 16 series 3-1 in front of a crowd of 13,343 on Wednesday.
Rommel Kyoto and Jordi Mikhailovich each had one goal and one acid. Ismail Kone scored another goal.
Eduardo Sebrango, the double goal scorer against Santos Laguna at the same Olympic Stadium in 2009, had the opportunity to ring the bell three times. What a beautiful acceptance of history.
In the quarter-finals, Montreal will face the winner of a duel between Hamilton Forge and Cruz Azul, whose return match will take place tonight in Mexico City. Cruise Azul won the game 1 1-0 in Ontario last week.
The CF Montreal 1-0 defeat needed to be replaced after the first leg in Toronto and the pressure on the guests came quickly.
Rommel Kyoto opened the scoring in the 9th minute, beating defender with a goal and then forcing the goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo to lie down at an impossible angle.
Matthew Chonier, who played an ideal game, gave him the perfect pass through the surgery behind the defense to create this opportunity.
Kyoto finds himself in the middle of a joyous series again, knocking down a ball for Djordje Mikhailovich who comes in like a train, he is deflected from the crossbar to open a shot, before it falls 2-4 behind the goal line. Done with 0. The game.
Chonier almost increased his rage when he hit the corner of the frame in a long shot in the first half.
Kone was impressed
CF Montreal had two big chances to score the third goal early in the second half.
On the one hand, Jordje Mikhailovich misses his header, but on the other …