CF Montreal and Toronto FC break into the MLS record books in a high-scoring duel

CF Montreal and Toronto FC break into MLS records in a high-scoring clash as both sides score twice in the first 21 minutes

  • Toronto FC set the MLS record for fastest two goals of the season on Sunday
  • Federico Bernardeschi and Lorenzo Insigne scored in the fifth and seventh minutes
  • Montreal scored two goals of their own to equalize in the first 21 minutes
  • Montreal would win the game between Canada-based MLS teams

Toronto FC and CF Montreal made it into the MLS books in a high-scoring encounter on Sunday night.

The game recorded seven goals as Montreal eventually secured a 4–3 win, but the records themselves were set in the opening minutes of action.

Toronto’s opening goal in the first ten minutes of the game was the fastest for a team in MLS this season Opta. Toronto’s goals came in the fifth and seventh minutes thanks to Federico Bernardeschi and Lorenzo Insigne.

Toronto's opening goal in the first ten minutes of the game was the fastest for a team in MLS this season (pictured Lorenzo Insigne celebrating his goal).

Toronto’s opening goal in the first ten minutes of the game was the fastest for a team in MLS this season (pictured Lorenzo Insigne celebrating his goal).

Kamal Miller celebrates his goal during first half MLS soccer action against Toronto FC

Kamal Miller celebrates his goal during first half MLS soccer action against Toronto FC

It was also the MLS side’s fastest goal in a game in club history.

Montreal then equalized in both the 19th and 21st minutes. The first of these was scored by Kamal Miller and the second brought home by Djordje Mihailovic.

Not only was it a 2-2 draw, but more importantly, it put that game in the record books for the second time.

In only three games in MLS history have both teams scored multiple goals faster, they say Opta.

Montreal would build on the momentum of his two goals and score a third thanks to Kei Kamara in the 43rd.

Federico Bernardeschi scores from a penalty against CF Montreal in the first half at BMO Field

Federico Bernardeschi scores from a penalty against CF Montreal in the first half at BMO Field

Forward Mason Toye plays a pass against Toronto FC in the second half of the win at BMO Field

Forward Mason Toye plays a pass against Toronto FC in the second half of the win at BMO Field

A fourth goal gave Montreal a 4-2 lead in the 54th thanks to a header from Alistair Johnson.

Toronto tried to fight to the end to secure the comeback and even netted the ball for the third time in the 93rd minute thanks to Insigne, but it wouldn’t be enough.

Montreal’s win puts them on 52 points as they are second in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Toronto, on the other hand, sits low in 10th place with just 34 points.

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Maureen Mackey

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