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Toronto FC win second consecutive Canadian Classique with 2-1 comeback against Montreal

Toronto FC hop over Montreal Impact to take last playoff spot in Eastern Conference.

Toronto FC took the second Canadian Classique of the year. After grabbing a 2-0 road win over the Montreal Impact back in July, TFC notched a 2-1 comeback win Saturday at BMO Field. 

Second-half goals from Marky Delgado and Justin Morrow completed the comeback. With the win, Toronto swept the season series in Major League Soccer play and bumped Montreal below the red playoff cut line. TFC now holds a 10-10-7 record and jumped over its rival to grab the last playoff spot in the Eastern conference. 

The Impact were the first to get on the scoreboard when Bojan Krkic opened his account for the team. In his third appearance with his new club, Bojan snapped a goalless streak dating back to Sept. 28, 2018 by taking advantage of a ball bouncing back to him in the 49th minute. He took a shot from outside the box, and the ball bent past TFC goalkeeper Quentin Westberg to open the score.

Toronto FC leveled the score in the 63rd minute. Montreal keeper Evan Bush boxed out a shot headed toward him and the ball fell straight to Delgado. The midfielder didn’t hesitate to shoot from outside the box and gave his team the equalizer. 

With nine minutes to go in the game, Morrow gave the Reds three points. From the top of the box, Morrow’s shot was tipped by Bush but rolled into the net. 

Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact will meet again in September, when the two clubs will compete in the Canadian Championship final.

Aug 18, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; [Toronto FC midfielder Nick DeLeon (18) reacts after missing a shot during the first half against the Montreal Impact at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports




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