Montreal 4-3 Cincinnati: Montreal edge visitors in seven-goal thriller at the Stade Saputo

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Cincinnati on away loss to MON at Stade Saputo on Sunday. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. MON were looking to get back their winning ways after losing their last game 2-1 to Real Salt Lake while Cin were beaten 3-2 in the previous match against New England Revolution. As the table looks today, MON are in 4th place on the table and has 23 points while Cin sit in 6th with 19 points after 19 matches.

Orange and Blue started strongly in the first half, thanks to Moreno finding the net, 12 minutes in. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Waterman producing an equaliser in the 21st minute, bringing MON level. The momentum was now with MON, who then scored again through a goal from Quioto, 45 minutes in to establish a 2-1. MON then scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Choiniere just before half-time. The score at half time was 3-1.

Cin started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with Barreal finding the net, 52 minutes in. However, MON increased their advantage following another Quioto goal in the 59th minute to make it 4-2. Cin in turn, then responded, 64 minutes in increasing their lead with a second effort from Moreno, leaving the final score at 4-3.

For MON, Ahmed Hamdi, Kamara, Piette, Miljevic and Bassong, came on for Mihailovic, Torres, Choiniere, Lappalainen and Quioto. Cin brought on Brenner, Ray Gaddis, Kubo and Medunjanin, to replace John Nelson, Powell, Badji and Nwobodo.

There were bookings for Waterman, Camacho and Ahmed Hamdi from MON, and Acosta and Moreno, for Cin.

Technical card:
Montréal:Breza, Camacho, Kamal Miller, Waterman, Wanyama, Choiniere (Piette, min.65), Johnston, Lappalainen (Miljevic, min.84), Torres (Kamara, min.46), Mihailovic (Ahmed Hamdi, min.17) and Quioto (Bassong, min.84)
Cincinnati:Roman Celentano, Murphy, Hagglund, John Nelson (Brenner, min.62), Powell (Ray Gaddis, min.75), Moreno, Nwobodo (Medunjanin, min.85), Acosta, Barreal, Badji (Kubo, min.75) and Vázquez
Stadium:Stade Saputo
Goals:Moreno (0-1, min. 12), Waterman (1-1, min. 21), Quioto (2-1, min. 45), Choiniere (3-1, min. 46), Barreal (3-2, min. 52), Quioto (4-2, min. 59) and Moreno (4-3, min. 64)