June 22, 2024
  • June 22, 2024

Recap: Toronto FC Beats CF Montreal 5-1 In Dominant Offensive Showing

By on May 18, 2024 1 569 Views

In the first Canadian Classique matchup for the 2024 MLS season, Toronto FC hosted CF Montreal at BMO Field and claimed the first 401 Derby after a dominate showing from Toronto’s attack.

The Reds opened the scoring early courtesy of Matty Longstaff after a beautiful run from Tyrese Spicer, who’s cross found Longstaff in the box. The former Newcastle midfielder made no mistake and slotted into the back of the net in the 6 minute of the game.

Federico Bernardeschi would double the lead for Toronto just six minutes after Longstaff’s goal with a spectacular finish to score his fourth MLS goal this 2024 campaign. His goal assisted by Deybi Flores.

A few minutes later Prince Owusu add find his name to the scoresheet as Lorenzo’s cross in the box would find him after a defensive mistake from Joel Waterman inadvertently saw the CF Montreal defender pass to Lorenzo in the box. Owusu would slide it right past Montreal keeper Jonathan Sirois to make it 3-0.

Sean Johnson would come up huge in the 24th minute of the game on his return back in the lineup, with his big stop denying Sunusi Ibrahim of Montreal from sneaking one past him to open the scoring for the Bleu-blanc-noir.

Federico Bernardeschi would come up huge in the second half as he would score his second of the night in a spectacular finish to make it 4-0 for Toronto, assisted by Alonso Coello.

The Italian would then score his first ever hat-trick as a Red just a minute later, burying a shot top bin while inside the box a few yards out of the net.

Sean Johnson would be denied a shut out, however, as Montreal would get one back in the 67 minute courtesy of Sunusi Ibrahim.

Following the 90 minutes, Coach Herdman commented on the teams overall performance which he was evidently impressed with.

“Tonight the lads brought it together, you see the passion, the intensity, and the willingness to fight for each other.”

The Reds and Coach Herdman will now turn their focus back to the Canadian Championship as they are set to host CS Saint-Laurent at BMO Field Tuesday night for the second leg of the quarter-final, Toronto FC currently head into the game with a 3-0 lead on aggregate.

1 Comment
  • Brandon 1 month ago

    This was such a legendary game. Very lucky to have been there in person.

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