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Atlanta United Comes from Behind to Draw CF Montreal 2-2

August 4, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

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 Field (7:30 p.m., Bally Sports South, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).


Atlanta United 2, CF Montreal 2

Stade Saputo

Montreal, Quebec


Shots: 14-11 Atlanta

Shots on Target: 4-3 Montreal

Corner kicks: 5-5

Fouls committed: 9-8 Montreal

Offside: 2-1 Montreal

Possession: 53-47 Atlanta

Passing Accuracy: 88-83 Atlanta


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]


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'


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.


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.


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


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.

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