Big win | The Journal of Montreal

The Impact was badly in need of a win after suffering two back-to-back setbacks and Bojan stood up to make sure it happened, amassing a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over Inter Miami CF .

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The Catalan scored in the 6e minute, then he made a superb call to secure a pass from Romell Quioto that allowed him to huddle behind the defense to give an easy ball to Maxi Urruti who scored the winning goal in the 80th minute.

This is the first time that the Impact has won a home game since moving to Red Bull Arena.

This victory allows Thierry Henry’s men to gain a place in the standings to find themselves eighth in the Eastern Conference with 23 points, one less than the New York Red Bulls. He also gives himself more space with the teams that follow him.

The Bleu-blanc-noir returned to Montreal immediately after the game to spend a few days with the family since the next game will only take place next Saturday at Yankee Stadium against New York City FC.

Dynamism

The Impact started the game with a lot of dynamism and Bojan went from there with a very good individual play to open the scoring in the 6th minute on a strike from far that John McCarthy would undoubtedly like to see again.

The Bleu-blanc-noir continued to show initiative, but lacked opportunism, sometimes for lack of communication, sometimes for lack of finish.

Brek Shea got everyone back to square one when he beat James Pantemis’ vigilance in the 33rd minute with a shot that deflected to outsmart the young keeper who had committed a bit too early.

A think about it

For the past few games, Bojan has played the way we hoped he would play when the Impact hired him last year.

The Catalan has been the offensive dynamo of the team, displaying contagious energy and enthusiasm.

If he ends the season by playing all games this way, he will force Olivier Renard to have to think long and hard.

Remember that his contract expires at the end of the year and that the Impact has the option of making him a designated player as of 2021.

Bulletin

9 / 10

He is well served by his great technical quality as we saw on his goal early in the match.

7,5 / 10

A lot of intention in his game and a very clear desire to play towards the goal. He causes things.

7,5 / 10

He reminds us that he played some interesting games long ago this season and now that he’s healthy he deserves to play.

7,5 / 10

Want to play offensively and take advantage of opposing mistakes to create chances.

7,5 / 10

A good little game without too much sparkle, but very efficient. He has a lot of poise for a young player.

7 / 10

He doesn’t look great on Brek Shea’s goal, but overall he looks more confident than his first outing. He resists well each time against Gonzalo Higuain.

7 / 10

  • Zachary Brault-Guillard

Some great offensive breakthroughs which animate the attack.

7 / 10

He played a decent match even if sometimes we would like him to be more reliable in duels. Solid late in the game.

6,5 / 10

Not flamboyant, but generally reliable and efficient, although not always perfect.

6,5 / 10

He had a decent game, but he has to choose his moments better, as we saw when he took a ball which was clearly for Bojan, but he is opportunistic.

6 / 10

He works hard, but technically it’s always a bit short and that’s a shame for him.

Montréal

Guardian:

James Pantemis.

Defenders:

Joel Waterman, Jorge Corrales, Rudy Camacho, Zachary Brault-Guillard.

Middle:

Amar Sejdic, Bojan (replaced by Shamit Shome in the 85th minute), Samuel Piette, Victor Wanyama.

Attacker:

Maximiliano Urruti (replaced by Ballou Tabla in the 90th + 1 minute), Romell Quioto.

Miami

Guardian:

John McCarthy.

Defenders:

Ben Sweat, Dylan Nealis (replaced by Matias Pellegrini in the 82nd minute), Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Nicolas Figal.

Middle:

Blaise Matuidi, Victor Ulloa (replaced by Federico Higuain in the 82nd minute), Wil Trapp (replaced by Julian Carranza in the 71st minute).

Attacker:

Brek Shea, Gonzalo Huguain, Lewis Morgan.

But

Montreal: Bojan (6th), Urruti (80th) MIAMI: Shea (33rd)

Cartons

MONTRÉAL : Waterman (90e+4)
MIAMI : Sweat (45e+1), Pirez (69e)

TIRS

STOPS

MTL

8

3

MY

4

6

FAULTS

EXCLUDING GAMES

MTL

7

1

MY

5

5

COINS

MTL

0

MY

5

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