CF Montreal delivered an enormous assertion with a formidable 3-0 win within the second leg spherical of 16 of the CONCACAF Champions League on the Olympic Stadium in opposition to Mexican membership Santos Laguna.
They may face the winner of the tie between Mexican aspect Cruz Azul and the CPL’s Forge FC.
The purpose scorers for Montreal had been Romell Quioto, Djorde Mihailovic, and Ismael Kone.
After shedding the primary leg 1-0, Montreal got here storming out of the gate with the total drive of the house crowd behind them.
It solely took 45 seconds for the house aspect to indicate their intentions as Lassi Lappalainen bought in behind the Santos Laguna defence, forcing a last-ditch interception.
On the ten-minute mark, the tempo lastly broke the Santos defence as Quioto was performed in by Joaquin Torres, went across the keeper, and scored from the tightest of angles.
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Solely twelve minutes after Quioto’s opener, Mihailovic fired a missile from shut vary after beating two defenders, smashing the ball into the underside of the crossbar, and doubling Montreal’s lead
Montreal continued its dominance because the second half began with one other sequence of possibilities, forcing two wonderful saves from Santos keeper Carlos Acevedo.
Solely minutes later, new signing Kone was by means of on purpose after some good link-up play with Torres however was denied a debut purpose.
He solely needed to wait eight minutes to rectify that when Mihailovic put the ball on a silver platter for Kone in the midst of the field. Kone made no mistake, successfully sealing the tie for Montreal.
CF Montreal will now flip their consideration to their MLS season opener in on Feb. 27 after they journey to face Orlando Metropolis SC at Exploria Stadium.