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CF Montreal storms past Union thanks to late burst

CF Montreal storms past Union thanks to late burst

Dominic Iankov scored the decisive goal in the 89th minute and Ruan added certainty three minutes later as CF Montreal recorded a 4-2 victory over visiting Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Bryce Duke scored a goal and added an assist and Josef Martinez scored his 108th goal for Montreal (5-8-7, 22 points), ending a four-game streak without a win (0-1-3).

Quinn Sullivan and Jesus Bueno scored goals for Philadelphia (4-8-8, 20 points). The Union lost their fourth straight game and is winless in their last seven (0-4-3).

Montreal’s decisive goal was set up by Raheem Edwards, who passed to Iankov, and the latter fired the ball past Philadelphia goalie Andrew Rick. It was Iankov’s second goal of the season.

Montreal then decided the game when Ruan got the ball in front of the net and fired past Rick for his first goal of the season.

Montreal goalie Jonathan Sirois made three saves, while Rick had two.

CF Montreal defeated the Union 14-8, putting six attempts on goal to Philadelphia’s five.

Union top scorer Daniel Gazdag (10 goals) entered the match in the 62nd minute, but only shot once. He just returned to the team after missing three games while playing for the Hungarian national team.

Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute when Sullivan’s right-footed shot hit the left post and went into the net. It was Sullivan’s second goal of the season.

Montreal tied the score seven minutes later with a corner kick. Duke sent a ball toward the goal area, and Martinez leaped to his feet and headed a fierce header into the net. It was his third goal of the season.

Philadelphia took a 2-1 lead in the 41st minute in a scrimmage situation after a corner kick by Leon Flach. The ball headed towards the right corner of the net and Bueno fired it past Sirois.

CF Montreal equalized in the 56th minute with another bizarre move. Duke took a free kick and sent a right-wing ball into the penalty area towards Martinez, but the ball went over the attacker’s head.

Rick was focused on Martinez and jumped to try to thwart a header attempt. But the ball went to the right with a direct route to the net. Philadelphia’s Jack Elliott gave chase and couldn’t clear the ball, giving Duke its second goal of the season.

–Field level media

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