Cincinatti 2-2 Columbus: Late Moreira equaliser earns The Crew a road point
Cin were held to 2-2 draw by Columbus down on Sunday at Nippert Stadium. Following today’s result, Cin are in 8th place in the table and have 35 points while Columbus sit in 5th with 36 points after 38 matches.
Orange and Blue started the first half well, when Vázquez found the net, at 36 minutes to see out the first half 1-0.
Columbus took the initiative in the second half, with a goal from Etienne at the 74 minute mark. However, each side looked hungry to win and Cin then found the back of the net at the 77 minute mark thanks to Matt Miazga, taking the score to 2-1. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Moreira equalised for The Crew just before the final whistle and saw the match end 2-2.
Substitutions for Cin included John Nelson, Cruz, Santos, Badji and Ray Gaddis for Barreal, Kubo, Vázquez, Brenner and Acosta, repectively. Columbus brought on Etienne, Yeboah, Farsi and Hurtado, to replace Molino, Díaz, Sands and Morris.
There were bookings for Moreno from Cin. For Columbus, Degenek saw yellow.
|Cincinnati:||Roman Celentano, Cameron, Hagglund, Matt Miazga, Powell, Barreal (John Nelson, min.71), Acosta (Ray Gaddis, min.87), Moreno, Kubo (Cruz, min.71), Brenner (Badji, min.82) and Vázquez (Santos, min.82)|
|Columbus Crew:||Room, Degenek, Mensah, Sands (Farsi, min.87), Moreira, Morris (Hurtado, min.87), Nagbe, Zelarayán, Molino (Etienne, min.62), Díaz (Yeboah, min.79) and Cucho|
|Goals:||Vázquez (1-0, min. 36), Etienne (1-1, min. 74), Matt Miazga (2-1, min. 77) and Moreira (2-2, min. 96)|