NASHVILLE. Nashville SC bested Montreal Impact to win 2-1. It was Nashville SC to strike first with a goal of A. Muyl at the 28′. Then H. Mukhtar scored again for Nashville SC in the 52′ minute with a goal. Eventually, K. Kamara reduced the distance for Montreal Impact with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1. Montreal Impact lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the First Tennessee Park stadium in Nashville on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Jon Freemon with the assistance of Corey Rockwell and Jose Da Silva. The 4th official was Tori Penso. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 25.4 degrees Celsius or 77.74 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 67%.
Montreal Impact was in firm control of the ball 56% while Nashville SC was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Montreal Impact was more aggressive with 35 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 5 were on target. Notwithstanding, Nashville SC managed to find the solution to win this match.
Nashville SC shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target. On the opposite side, Montreal Impact shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target.
Nashville SC received 2 yellow cards (H. Mukhtar and A. Muyl). On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to Montreal Impact.
After playing this contest, Nashville SC will have 15 points like Houston Dynamo, Atlanta United, Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers to move up in the 20th place. On the opposite side, Montreal Impact will stay with 20 points like Philadelphia Union, Orlando City and Austin to move up in the 7th place.
Montreal Impact will host Real Salt Lake on the 22nd of May with a 4-2 head to head statistic in favor of Montreal Impact (2 draws).
Nashville SC: Formation and Lineups
Nashville SC started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Gary Smith chose to play with the following team: Joe Willis , Jack Maher , Walker Zimmerman , Dave Romney , Alex Muyl , Luke Haakenson , Dax McCarty , Tah Anunga , Daniel Lovitz , Charles Sapong and Hany Mukhtar .
Nashville SC made 4 changes: L. Haakenson for E. Miller (67′), D. McCarty for S. Davis (66′), A. Muyl for A. Godoy (75′) and C. Sapong for E. Zubak (90′).
Top player: Charles Sapong
The player who no doubt impressed Nashville SC the most was Charles Sapong even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 23 passes (82% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross.
Montreal Impact: Formation and Lineups
Montreal Impact started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the other side, Wilfried Nancy played with: Sebastian Breza , Joel Waterman , Rudy Camacho , Kamal Miller , Alistair Johnston , Mathieu Choinière , Victor Wanyama , Lassi Lappalainen , Joaquín Torres , Djordje Mihailovic and Kei Kamara .
Montreal Impact made 5 changes: M. Choiniere for A. Hamdi (46′), L. Lappalainen for Z. Bassong (46′), J. Torres for R. Quioto (58′), D. Mihailovic for I. Sunusi (70′) and V. Wanyama for S. Piette (70′).
Top player: Kei Kamara
Probably the most impressive player in Montreal Impact was Kei Kamara.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 18 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 14.
Results of the day
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