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Sports Bojan shines as Impact finally gets into win column against Inter Miami

06:25  18 october  2020
06:25  18 october  2020 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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Bojan won - Hollywood described his strawberries and cream sponge cake as 'the best out of a hideously They go into this lunchtime's game only six points behind United and a European place is a 'We know we have the quality to win against these teams. Our fans are unbelievable and inject

Bojan scored a goal and set up Maxi Urruti for the winning goal as a depleted Impact squad defeated Inter Miami 2-1 Saturday at Red Bull Stadium in Harrison, N.J.

a person on a football field: Montreal Impact goalkeeper James Pantemis makes a diving save against Inter Miami at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, Oct 17, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. © Provided by The Gazette Montreal Impact goalkeeper James Pantemis makes a diving save against Inter Miami at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, Oct 17, 2020, in Harrison, N.J.

Urruti, who has had difficulty finishing, tapped in a perfect delivery from Bojan in the 80th minute as the Impact posted only its second win in its last nine games (2-6-1).

“That was a great pass from Bojan because he could have scored,” said coach Thierry Henry.

There might have been an even better pass leading up to the goal. Rommel Quioto found Bojan as he and Urruti broke behind the Miami defence and the result was Miami goalkeeper John McCarthy was helpless as he faced the two attackers.

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Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami , known in English as Inter Miami CF or simply Inter Miami , are an American professional soccer club based in the Miami metropolitan area.

Stoke make Bojan fifth signing of the season on four-year deal, leaving Barcelona after joining La Liga Things got even better for the local hero in the following seasons. Pep Guardiola was promoted from the There was a lack of versatility in his game. As a youngster he had shone as a scampering

The victory allowed the Impact to hold on to a playoff spot in the MLS Eastern Conference. Montreal is in eighth place with 23 points and four points clear of 11th place Atlanta United and five up on Miami.

“This was a massive game for us,” said defender Joel Waterman, who took advantage of a rare start. “We looked on this as a six-point game because the standings are so tight.”

The Impact had the better of the play for the first 30 minutes, but the momentum switched when Brek Shea scored in the 33rd minute to bring Inter Miami even at 1-1.

James Pantemis, who is filling in for absent goalkeeper Clément Diop, was caught out of position when Shea scored on what appeared to be a harmless shot from outside. The shot was deflected by a Montreal defender, but this was not a good goal.

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Paul Pogba - definitely becoming more tuned into the English game and slipped the ball through for Herrera and United’s opening goal. Carl Jenkinson - first league game in nearly 30 months and did decent enough job against the potentially dangerous Martial.

“We were thinking, again?” said Henry, who has seen his team squander leads on several occasions this season. “We were in total control and we concede a goal like that. It happens but, this time, instead of reacting, we acted in the second half … and we got a brilliant play to score the second goal.”

But Pantemis came up big in the latter stages of the game when he made two saves against Argentine international Gonzalo Higuain.

The same could be said for Bojan’s score, which gave the Impact a 1-0- lead in the sixth minute. Bojan caught McCarthy leaning the wrong way when he connected on a shot from 40 yards out. It was Bojan’s third goal of the season

A minute earlier, McCarthy made a good stop on Urutti. McCarthy made his best save of the first half when he stopped Bojan’s shot from inside the box in the 22nd minute. The Impact had another chance later in the first half when Urruti worked his way into the box, but he shanked his shot to the right of the goal.

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The mentally ill used to get treatment and now they just send cops. Kids used to be taught respect and now it’s cool to be disrespectful. Supervisors used to back you when you were right but now they accuse you of being wrong in order to appease crazy people.

The Impact was missing three defenders. Jukka Raitala has been on international duty with Finland, Rod Fanni is out with a hamstring injury and Luis Binks was serving a suspension for an accumulation of yellow cards.

The Impact will return to Montreal on Sunday for a few days with their families before returning to play New York City FC next Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

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