CF Montreal were playing from behind again, and after going down 2-0, did really well to get at least a point from this game. A red card to Luis Diaz helped a lot, but CF Montreal still had to score twice in the final 15 minutes of the game. Which, thankfully for the home crowd, they did!
Columbus would have the first few good chances of this game. James Pantemis was forced to make 3 good saves in the opening 12 minutes to keep the score nil-nil.
In the 24th minute, CF Montreal had a great chance to open the scoring, but Mason Toye scuffed his shot that looked to be harder to miss then score.
Dorde Mihailovic had the last chance of the half one minute into added time. He found himself open at the top of the box, but his shot was blocked by a defender at the last second.
Dorde Had the first good chance of the second half, but saw his headed effort go straight at the keeper.
Jonathan Mensah would open the scoring for the visitors in the 66th minute. A towering header from the Columbus captain give his side the 1-0 lead.
One minute later it was 2-0. After having his first attempt blocked, Lucas Zelarayán saw his volleyed effort find the back of the net to double the crew’s lead.
CF Montreal were given a lifeline in 76th minute when Luis Diaz received a straight red.
CFM would take advantage of the extra man and get a goal back in the 89th. Victor Wanyama got one back, though I’m not sure how much he knew about the header, the redirection found its way in to make it 2-1.
4 minutes into stoppage time CF Montreal would tie the game. Zachary Brault-Guillard’s shot from outside the box took a slight deflection and found the back of the net.
Another gutsy performance from Wilfred Nancy’s side, but even though CF Montreal showed great fight to make another comeback, I’m sure Nancy would like his team to get on the scoresheet first.
CF Montreal’s next game will be Tuesday night, when the Chicago Fire come to town.
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