The passage in the City of Angels brought CF Montreal back to earth. The Montrealers lost 4-0 to the LA Galaxy in Los Angeles on Monday night.
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Locals were able to celebrate Independence Day in style. Nice goals from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Rayan Raveloson, alongside a successful penalty from Dejan Joveljić, were the tricks of the thaw in order.
“Tonight’s result is tough,” Wilfried Nancy reacted after the meeting.
“We didn’t deserve to concede four goals,” continued the head coach. But we took them anyway. We have to do something better. I wish we had scored the goals we should have scored because [le Galaxy] was fragile. It was a slightly strange match. The result is what it is, but it doesn’t reflect at all what we did today. »
It is that Montreal nevertheless had its game installed well throughout the meeting. He even dominated possession by more than 60%. But the Angelins didn’t care: we used the counterattack and the constant pressure in response.
This led to the locals’ first goal. Chicharito hit the far post in the 8th with a low shot from a tight anglee Minute. From then on, this network confirmed that CF Montreal would play for a 16th rounde times in 17 games and robbed himself of a shutout.
“It’s really frustrating,” said defender Alistair Johnston when asked about it. […] It’s extremely demoralizing for defense. But at the same time it’s up to us not to waste so many chances, especially at the beginning of the game. »
Nonetheless, and as so often this season, Montreal responded well to that first attack. Lassi Lappalainen, used by Wilfried Nancy in the right lane, looked great in the first half. He was particularly frustrated on the 11the Minute with a fine save from Jonathan Bond.
The Finn, who said he “felt good” on the right flank on Monday, also believes he is closer to returning to “90% or 100%” of his form after contracting COVID-19 in June Has.
Galaxy’s second goal, just before half-time, again fell against the course of play or forearm – from Joel Waterman to stepping onto the surface of Galaxy. Penalty, LA Dejan Joveljić made it 2-0.
The match capsizes
CF Montreal still believed it when they returned from the dressing room. But the galaxy ensured the surface was always populated by men in white, stopping any of the Montreal threats. Coupled with a lack of realism and opportunism in the last third, Jonathan Bond’s net has rarely been threatened.
Rayan Raveloson then became his team’s offensive spokesman. He was brilliantly served at depth by Julián Araujo before making it 3-0 in the 60e. Then he completed the beautiful Angeline passing sequence in the 79th minuteecharacterized by a great heel from Sacha Klejstan pushing the ball into the top net.
This is how the Galaxy’s four shots on goal found the bottom of the ropes. Conversely, only 3 of Montreal’s 11 shots bothered Bond.
“Was it a game we deserved to lose 4-0?” asks Alistair Johnston. Maybe not. But we gave them four chances. »
Wilfried Nancy’s side ended their trip west with a win against the Sounders last Wednesday and a defeat on Monday. After the beautiful comeback in the Emerald City, did she feel like the job was done?
“Just because we won in Seattle didn’t mean we would come here and try to draw a game,” Nancy explained. The idea was to face a team that had everything to lose. »
Same story alongside Alistair Johnston.
“A big part of that journey was beating Seattle,” agrees the Canada international. But we got here knowing full well that Seattle was behind us. »
CF Montreal’s next game is July 9 at Stade Saputo against Sporting Kansas City.
“We have to put this result behind us and prepare for the home game against Sporting Kansas City,” Johnston continues. This is a team that really needs points. We struggled against that type of club. You must have the killer instinct. »