Match Recap Atlanta Untied at Montreal Wednesday August 4, 2021

MONTREAL, Quebec – Atlanta United came from behind to draw CF Montreal 2-2 Wednesday night at Stade Saputo. Josef Martinez and Marcelino Moreno scored goals in the final half-hour of the match as Atlanta erased a two-goal deficit to split the points.

Atlanta had the first chance of the game, coming in the 10th minute as Ronald Hernández found Moreno near the top of the box. Moreno played a give-and-go with Martinez, receiving the return pass and forcing a save from James Pantemis.

But after a scoreless first half, Montreal opened the scoring in the 53rd minute though Mason Toye. Joaquin Torres played in Toye behind Atlanta’s backline and the forward placed a shot inside the far post. Rudy Camacho doubled the lead for Montreal in the 63rd minute. Djorde Mihailovic’s corner found an open Camacho at the back post, who smashed the ball past Guzan at the near post.

However, Atlanta immediately responded in the 65th minute as Ezequiel Barco carried the ball forward and found Martinez at the top of the box, who turned and fired a curling right-footed shot inside the right post past a diving Pantemis.

Just more than 10 minutes later, Atlanta equalized after Martinez drew a penalty when he was taken down inside the box by Camacho, who was shown a straight red card. Moreno stepped up to the spot and buried his penalty down the middle of the goal.

A few minutes later in the 82nd minute, Martinez and Wanyama were involved in a scuffle behind the play. After video review, both players were shown a red card. Both teams had chances over the final 15 minutes, but the game ended 2-2.

Atlanta (2-6-9, 15 points) returns to action Saturday when it travels to face Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field (7:30 p.m., Bally Sports South, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).

MATCH INFO

Atlanta United 2, CF Montreal 2

Stade Saputo

Montreal, Quebec

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STATS
Atlanta
Montreal
Shots
14
11
Shots on Target
3
4
Corner Kicks
5
5
Fouls Committed
8
9
Offside
1
2
Possession
53%
47%
Passing Accuracy
88%
83%

SCORING SUMMARY

MTL – Maon Toye (Joaquin Torres) 53’ [HIGHLIGHT]

MTL – Rudy Camacho (Djorde Mihailovic) 63’ [HIGHLIGHT]

ATL – Josef Martinez (Ezequiel Barco) 65’ [HIGHLIGHT]

ATL – Mareclino Moreno (penalty) 76’ [HIGHLIGHT]

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

MTL– Aljaz Struna (yellow) 19’

ATL – George Campbell (yellow) 27’

MTL – Rudy Camacho (red) 73’

MTL– Victor Manyama (red) 82’

ATL – Josef Martinez (red) 82’

MTL – Djordje Mihailovic (yellow) 85’

ATL – Jürgen Damm (yellow) 90’

ATL – Marcelino Moreno (yellow) 90+6’

ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP

Brad Guzan (C); Ronald Hernández (Matheus Rossetto - 68’), George Campbell, Anton Walkes, Alan Franco, George Bello; Santiago Sosa, Amar Sejdić (Jürgen Damm – 68’), Marcelino Moreno, Ezequiel Barco; Josef Martínez

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Mikey Ambrose, Machop Chol, Jackson Conway, Alex De John, Erik López, Erick Torres.

CF MONTREAL STARTING LINEUP

James Pantemis; Kamal Miller, Rudy Camacho, Zahan Bassong, Aljaz Struna, Victor Wanyama (C), Ahmed Hamdi (Samuel Piette – 13’), Djorde Mihailovic, Joaquin Torres (Zachary Brault-Guillard – 86’), Mathieu Choiniere, Mayson Toye (Sunusi Ibrahim – 78’).

Substitutes not used: Sebastian Breza, Samuel Piette, Bjorn Jophnsen, Mustafa Kizza, Joel Waterman, Emanuel Maciel, Clement Bayiha.

OFFICIALS

Dave Gantar (referee), Matthew Nelson (assistant), Cory Richardson (assistant), Marcos DeOliveira (fourth), Geoff Gamble (VAR), Robert Schaap (AVAR).

TEAM NOTES

  • Atlanta erased a two-goal deficit to earn at least a point for the first time since Sept. 19, 2018 against San Jose Earthquakes.
  • It was the third time in Atlanta’s MLS history it came back from down two goals to earn at least a point.
  • Josef Martinez scored his 4th goal of the season.
  • Marcelino Moreno scored his team-leading 5th goal of the season.
  • Ezequiel Barco earned his second assist.

ABOUT ATLANTA UNITED

Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017 and won the 2018 MLS Cup in just its second season, the earliest an expansion team has won the title since 1998. The club has set multiple league records including season tickets sales (36,000-plus), single-game attendance (72,548), single-season average (53,002) and total home attendance (901,033). Owned by Arthur M. Blank, and led by club President Darren Eales, Atlanta United plays its home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. For more information about Atlanta United, including how to purchase season tickets, visit: www.atlutd.com, and follow @ATLUTD.

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