CF Montreal corrected in Los Angeles


The passage in the city of Angels brought CF Montreal back to earth. The Montrealers lost 4-0 to the LA Galaxy on Monday night in Los Angeles.

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Jean-Francois Teotonio

Jean-Francois Teotonio
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Locals were able to celebrate Independence Day in style. The fine goals from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Rayan Raveloson, as well as a successful penalty from Dejan Joveljić were the tricks of this thaw in order.

“It’s serious, the result tonight,” Wilfried Nancy reacted after the match.

“We don’t deserve to concede four goals, continues the coach. But we got them anyway. We have to do a little better. I would have liked us to score the goals we should have scored, because [le Galaxy] he was fragile. It was a bit of a weird match. The result is what it is, but it does not reflect at all what we have done today. ”

It is that Montreal had installed its game well during the meeting anyway. It even dominated the possession of over 60%. But the Angelins didn’t care: we used the fast break and constant pressure as a response.

This is what led to the first goal of the premises. Chicharito scored with a low shot from a tight angle at the far post in 8thAnd minute. From then on, this network confirmed that CF Montreal should have done it, for a 16And times in 17 games, depriving himself of a shutout.

“It’s really frustrating,” defender Alistair Johnston said when asked. […] It is extremely demoralizing for the defense. But at the same time it is up to us not to give many chances, especially at the beginning of the game. ”

However, and as has often been accustomed to this season, Montreal has responded well to this first assault. Lassi Lappalainen, used in the right lane by Wilfried Nancy, made a good impression in the first half. He was particularly frustrated at 11And minute with a nice save by Jonathan Bond.

The Finn, who on Monday said he “feels good” on the right, also believes he is close to returning to “90% or 100%” of his form after contracting COVID-19 in June.

Galaxy’s second goal, just before half-time, came once again against running or forearm, from Joel Waterman at the Galaxy’s surface entry. Penalty, Los Angeles. Dejan Joveljić thinks about it for the 2-0.

The game turns upside down

CF Montreal still believed it when he returned from the locker room. But the Galaxies made sure to always crowd the surface with men in white, which stopped all threats from Montreal. Coupled with the lack of realism and opportunism in the last third, Jonathan Bond’s network was rarely threatened.

Rayan Raveloson went on to become the offensive spokesperson for his team. He was served brilliantly by Julián Araujo in depth before scoring the 3-0 in the 60And. He then completed Angelina’s beautiful sequence of steps in 79Andscored by a sublime heel of Sacha Klejstan, who pushes the ball into the net.

Thus, the four shots on goal of the Galaxy found the bottom of the ropes. By contrast, only 3 of Montreal’s 11 hits annoyed Bond.

“Was it a game we deserved to lose 4-0? Asks Alistair Johnston. Maybe not. But we gave them four chances.”

Wilfried Nancy’s troops then concluded their trip to the West with a win against the Sounders last Wednesday and a defeat on Monday. Did he feel that the job was done, after the good comeback in the Emerald City?

“Just because we won in Seattle didn’t mean we would come here and try to draw a game,” explained Nancy. The idea was to face a team that had everything to lose. ”

Same story from Alistair Johnston’s side.

“A large part of this trip was to beat Seattle, agrees the Canadian international. But we got here knowing full well that Seattle was behind us. ”

CF Montreal’s next game will be played at the Stade Saputo against Sporting Kansas City on 9 July.

“We need to put this result behind us and prepare for Sporting Kansas City at home,” continues Johnston. This is a team that really needs points. We had a hard time against this type of club. You must have a killer instinct. ”


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