The visitors had to tackle the ambitious home team with 10 men, after a player received a red card early in the first half
Kenyan international Victor Wanyama was all 90 minutes long when CF Montreal won a 3-1 victory over Toronto FC on Friday in a Major League Soccer match at Stade Saputo.
Samuel Piette, Joaquin Torres and Romell Quioto – who returned after an absence of nine matches – scored for Wanyama’s team, while Ifunanyachi Achara from Nigeria scored the only goal for the visitors.
Toronto had to play with 10 men after Noble Okello only received a red card in the fifth minute, and Wanyama’s teammates used their numerical power to achieve the big victory.
Montreal took the lead in the 23rd minute when Piette collected a rebound with his first goal of the season.
The free kick by Djordje Mihailovic was saved by Quentin Westberg from Toronto, but Piette was turning around to go home, although the Toronto goalkeeper did everything in his power to stop his team from staying behind.
Toronto equalized in the 58th minute when Achara found the back of the net after Yeferson Soteldo retained possession against two Montreal players before releasing the ball to the Nigerian to get the score back.
Montreal regained the lead in the 68th minute when Brault-Guillard’s low cross found Torres and the Argentine managed to finish beautifully after an equally good run by the home side.
Quioto – who took part in the MLS campaign for the first time since July 7 – scored the third goal for Wanyama’s team after reaching the goal through Mihailovic.
With the win, Montreal are in the playoffs in the Eastern Conference and the win over Toronto is their eighth win of the season. Toronto, on the other hand, have remained unbeaten in the last seven games and are at the bottom of the standings.
The win was Montreal’s second in Toronto in just as many matches in this campaign. Montreal will face Nashville SC on September 11, while Toronto will face Cincinnati on the same day.