Atlanta United 1, CF Montreal 0 – fr

Atlanta United 1, CF Montreal 0 – fr

In front of the first full-capacity crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium since March 2020, Atlanta nearly jumped in front in the sixth minute as Erik Lopez’s header to frame was beautifully stopped by Clement Diop. Soon after, Josef Martinez’s attempt to head a George Bello cross missed the goal as the Venezuelan striker sought his second goal in as many games.

Meanwhile, Montreal gradually developed into the game and benefited from positive periods of possession, including a free kick from Djordje Mihailovic who was blocked by the wall within a quarter of an hour, but failed to succeed. put on the frame outside the header of Bjorn Johnsen on a free kick. kick just inside the half hour.

The seal was almost broken at halftime as Kamal Miller’s 48th-minute attempt from beyond the box grazed the crossbar. Meanwhile, Emerson Hyndman appeared to have the opener moments later with a well-shot past Diop but was ruled offside. At the other end, Romell Quioto found himself in an early position and saw his own attempt in front of goal stopped by Guzan, but the Honduran was offside in the build-up as the game began to open. slightly. In the 58th, Hyndman’s distance try took a slight swerve on the sideline as a goal-hungry Atlanta team sought the breakthrough.

Montreal, however, almost found itself in front before the 75th minute as Ahmed Hamdi’s shot from a sharp angle was deflected by Guzan. Soon after, a sprint run from Bello led to a cross into the box for Martinez, but Martinez’s header was weak in the end.

But when it looked like the points would be split for the two teams, Moreno delivered to send the Atlanta crowd into a frenzy.


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