Nashville 3-4 Toronto: Osorio brace helps The Reds to road success

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Toronto eased past Nashville SC in a 4-3 victory on Sunday at Nissan Stadium. Following today’s result, Nashville and Phili currently occupy 6th and 13th spots in the table, with 33 points and 26 points respectively after 34 matches.

Toronto dominated the first half, when Osorio found the net, 19 minutes in. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Mukhtar producing an equaliser at the 39 minute mark, bringing Nashville level. However, each side looked hungry to win and Phili then found the back of the net in the 44th minute thanks to Osorio, taking the score to 2-1. However, their lead was short lived, as Bunbury equalised for Nashville just before halftime. The score at half time was 2-2.

Phili started the second half with an intensified spirit, when Bernardeschi found the net at the 54 minute mark. The momentum was now with Phili, who then scored again through a goal from Insigne, at 77 minutes to establish a 4-2. Nashville in turn, then responded in the 84th minute increasing their lead with an effort from Zimmerman and saw the match end 4-3.

Substitutions for Nashville included Leal, Haakenson, Miller and Zubak for Bunbury, Muyl, Moore and Mccarty, repectively. Phili brought on Marshall-Ruty, Kerr, Akinola, Thompson and Henry, to replace Laryea, Jesús Jiménez, Nelson, Osorio and Bernardeschi.

There were bookings for Mccarty, Davis and Sapong from Nashville. For Phili, Laryea and Marshall-Ruty saw yellow.

Technical card:
Nashville SC:Willis, Romney, Zimmerman, Lovitz, Moore (Miller, min.80), Mccarty (Zubak, min.89), Davis, Bunbury (Leal, min.62), Muyl (Haakenson, min.80), Sapong and Mukhtar
Toronto FC:Bono, Mavinga, Macnaughton, Criscito, Laryea (Marshall-Ruty, min.64), Bradley, Nelson (Akinola, min.80), Osorio (Thompson, min.93), Insigne, Jesús Jiménez (Kerr, min.80) and Bernardeschi (Henry, min.93)
Stadium:Nissan Stadium
Goals:Osorio (0-1, min. 19), Mukhtar (1-1, min. 39), Osorio (1-2, min. 44), Bunbury (2-2, min. 45), Bernardeschi (2-3, min. 54), Insigne (2-4, min. 77) and Zimmerman (3-4, min. 84)