CF Montreal is only one point away from securing home-field advantage in the principal round of the end of the season games subsequent to getting a 3-2 win over the Chicago Fire at Stade Saputo on Tuesday.
Kei Kamara scored two times and Zachary Brault-Guillard added one more for Montreal (17-9-5) while Xherdan Shaqiri scored two times from the punishment spot for Chicago (9-14-8).
After a bashful beginning from the two groups, the home side would get through in the 21st moment. Ismaël Kone sent a low shot into the container that was diverted by Kamara into the net to put Montreal on the board.
After eight minutes, Kone won the ball in the midfield and played Kamara in, who scored again to give Montreal a mid 2-0 lead.
“Life is simple when Kei is out there and you’re attempting to track down him. He has the experience and that initiative on the field to make the game so basic,” said Kone, who was shipped off the last time the two groups met. “It felt better to get out there and have major areas of strength for a. Last time, it finished early, and I needed to get that back.”
Regardless of the early shortage, Chicago tracked down its direction once more into the game.
In the 38th moment, Montreal goalkeeper Sebastien Breza hurled himself entirely into Fire forward Jhon Duran, who had been played through, and surrendered a punishment. Shaqiri scored a moment later on an extra shot to pull Chicago inside one.
Montreal didn’t allow the objective to bother them as they got right back on the assault. This time, Kamara assumed the part of supplier, tracking down Brault-Guillard in space. He then discharged a low hard shot across the ‘guardian and reestablished Montreal’s two-objective lead in the 44th minute.
“In the storage space, we say ‘anyone can score an objective.’ It’s not simply relying upon the strikers to score an objective and we don’t depend on one any individual to score,” said Kamara. “My job coming in here was to help, on the field, however help the folks off the field as well.”
Montreal’s absence of discipline permitted Chicago back into the game in the 57th moment.
Notwithstanding being not even close to the ball, protector Joel Waterman brought down Duran, who drew his second punishment of the game. Shaqiri moved forward to take the punishment for the subsequent time and committed no error, finishing his support to make it 3-2.
“That is football, you know, it happens constantly,” said Montreal lead trainer Wilfried Nancy. “These are new chances to move my players to be better. The following game, something (is) going to repeat and that is one reason I love this game.”
Regardless of an expansion in strain from the Fire — who required a success to keep their season finisher trusts alive — the scoresheet didn’t change in the last half-hour.
The two groups are back in real life on Sept. 17 as Montreal goes to New England to confront the Revolution, while Chicago gets back to have Charlotte FC.