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Sports CF Montréal remains undefeated following 0-0 draw against Columbus

04:35  02 may  2021
04:35  02 may  2021 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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CF Montréal defender Kamal Miller (3) is played off the ball by Nashville SC defender Alistair Johnston (12) during the first half at Nissan Stadium on April 24, 2021, in Nashville. Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel /USA TODAY Sports. Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are The Crew hasn’t played an MLS match since opening the season with a 0 - 0 draw against Philadelphia on April 18. It battled Monterrey to a 2-2 draw last Wednesday in the opening leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. Crosses into the box shouldn’t be an issue Saturday. “It’ll be a good test for us

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During an interview this week, Club de Foot Montréal defender Kamal Miller stressed the importance of his team starting to produce some clean sheets.

a group of men playing a game of football: Columbus Crew SC infielder Isaiah Parente (16) and CF Montreal midfielder Djordje Mihailovic (8) and midfielder Victor Wanyama (2) battle for the ball during the first half at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on May 1, 2021. © Provided by The Gazette Columbus Crew SC infielder Isaiah Parente (16) and CF Montreal midfielder Djordje Mihailovic (8) and midfielder Victor Wanyama (2) battle for the ball during the first half at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on May 1, 2021.

While Miller’s wish was granted Saturday afternoon, his team also failed to score a goal for the first time this season.

CF Montréal and the Columbus Crew played to a 0-0 draw at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. CFM had scored six goals through its opening two games.

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CFM remains undefeated, with a 1-0-2 record. This marks the first time since 2013, and only the second time in franchise history, the club has remained unbeaten through its opening three matches.

CF Montréal goalkeeper Clément Diop, never severely tested, recorded his first clean sheet since last Sept. 1, against Toronto FC. The Crew generated only three shots, none on target. CFM, conversely, had 20 shots and three on target.

The Crew, the defending Major League Soccer champions, have only played two regular-season contests this season — both ending in goal-less draws.

CF Montréal was without American striker Mason Toye, who has scored a goal in each of the first two matches. He was absent due to a muscle strain in his left thigh, the club announced. As well, Repentigny midfielder Samuel Piette, who wore the captain’s armband last week, at Nashville, wasn’t among the starting 11, although he was on the bench and available.

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New York Red Bulls-Chicago Fire Real Salt Lake-Sporting Kansas City CF Montreal - Columbus Crew Houston Dynamo FC-Los Angeles FC New England Revolution-Atlanta United Philadelphia Union-New York City FC Orlando City-FC Cincinnati FC Dallas-Portland Timbers Minnesota United-Austin FC San Jose Earthquakes-DC United Nashville SC-Inter Miami CF Seattle Sounders FC-LA Galaxy Vancouver Whitecaps-Colorado. Montreal have won 6 of their last 7 home matches against Columbus in all competitions.

Follow the MLS live Football match between CF Montréal and Columbus Crew SC with Eurosport. The match starts at 21:00 on 1 May 2021. Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers: Wilfried Nancy or Caleb Porter? Find out by following our live matchcast. Catch the latest CF Montréal and Columbus Crew SC news and find up to date Football standings, results, top scorers and previous winners. Football fans can find the latest Football news, interviews, expert commentary and watch free replays.

Toye was replaced by Erik Hurtado, while Amar Sejdic started over Piette.

The Crew, in the midst of Champions League play — Columbus drew, 2-2, against Monterrey last Wednesday in the opening-leg of the quarterfinal — made five changes to their starting group.


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There was little doubt which team dominated throughout the goal-less opening half. CFM had 11 shots, including two on target, while enjoying a slight 50.7 per cent edge in possession. The Crew failed to generate a shot.

Hurtado had the game’s first opportunity of note, but his shot from the box went over the bar in the 17th minute. Two minutes later, Romell Quioto’s low shot from just outside the box, forced goalkeeper Eloy Room into a save.

Room is the Crew’s regular ‘keeper, although the team acquired Evan Bush, who spent the majority of his career with Montreal, during the off-season.

CF Montréal focuses on defence against MLS champion Columbus

  CF Montréal focuses on defence against MLS champion Columbus Six goals produced through two games is an impressive statistic — one that should place Club de Foot Montréal in good stead this season should that average continue. But four goals allowed through two matches will eventually come back to haunt this team, one that seemingly has become a recurring theme. “We know we have the ability to score goals,” CF Montréal defender Kamal Miller said. “But to win games in this league it’s about clean sheets.” CFM opened its Major League Soccer season with an impressive 4-2 victory against Toronto FC two weeks ago. The outcome was never in jeopardy, and one of the Reds’ goals came on a penalty.

Tips. CF Montreal - Columbus Crew. 1 win 1 draw for CF Montreal . In both games, they were leading. It was disappointing that they did not defend properly for the last game resulting in a drop of 2 points.

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In the 36th, Quioto and Mustafa Kizza teamed on an offensive thrust. But the latter was faced with a sharp-angle chance. Room was able to make the stop with his foot.

CFM manager Wilfried Nancy was forced to make a substitution in the 55th, after Zachary Brault-Guillard suffered an injury. Brault-Guillard scored his first MLS goal last weekend and registered two assists in the season opener, against TFC. He was replaced by Clément Bayiha, making his first appearance of the season.

Hurtado squandered a glorious chance in the 58th. With space in the box, he somehow missed the target.

Nancy made two more substitutions in the 64th. Hurtado was replaced by Finnish scoring threat Lassi Lappalainen, coming off an injury and making his season debut. Also making his debut for the team was Ahmed Hamdi, who replaced Sejdic.

Bradley Wright-Phillips did score a late second-half goal for the Crew, but the play was ruled to be offside.

CF Montréal’s next game is May 8, against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The game will be played at Rio Tinto Stadium, located in Sandy, Utah, the Whitecaps’ home base this season due to COVID-19 and border restrictions.

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