Match report - MTL v VAN


MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact won 2-0 against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC with goals coming from Romell Quioto and Lassi Lappalainen on Tuesday night, at Stade Saputo. The Impact will play its next game on Friday, August 28, at 8pm EDT (TVA Sports, TSN, 98,5fm, TSN 690), at Stade Saputo, against Toronto FC.


MTL - Quioto (Taïder, Lappalainen) 18'
MTL - Lappalainen (Maciel) 40'


MTL - Anthony Jackson-Hamel 85'
VAN - Derek Cornelius 85'


MTL - Gk-Clément Diop; D-Rudy Camacho, Luis Binks, Jukka Raitala, Zachary Brault-Guillard ; M-Victor Wanyama, Emanuel Maciel, Lassi Lappalainen (Orji Okwonkwo 66'), Samuel Piette, Saphir Taïder (Maxi Urruti 55'); F-Romell Quioto (Anthony Jackson-Hamel 79')

Subs not used: Evan Bush, Jorge Corrales, Joel Waterman, Clément Bayiha, Amar Sejdic, Shamit Shome

VAN - Gk-Thomas Hasal; D-Ranko Veselinovic (Jake Nerwinski MT), Andy Rose, Derek Cornelius; M-Cristian Dajome (Yordy Reyna 66'), Patrick Metcalfe (Leonard Owusu MT), Michael Baldisimo (Ryan Raposo 62'), Russell Teibert, Ali Adnan; F-Lucas Cavallini, David Milinkovic (Tosaint Ricketts 76')

Subs not used: Bryan Meredith, Cristian Gutierrez, Jasser Khmiri, Theo Bair


"In the first 10 minutes, we didn't do what we were supposed to, but we adjusted, and we kept our structure well afterwards. Then, we scored some good goals. We finish some great moves today, including the second goal which started from the goalkeeper. At the end, it's always great not to concede and score two goals. Being at home and playing in our stadium is great. I like this stadium and its fans, and there's nothing better than having fans. But what's most important now is that we can go home, and not back to our room in the bubble. You go back to your normal routine as a player, and that's a plus you cannot value."


"It was great to score a goal, and even just get the start, considering it was my first start in almost 11 months. We're very clear about the way we want to play and the tactics we need to employ. We managed to use what we do in training in the game today and get the win at the end."


"We were happy to be back at Stade Saputo. The fans in the stadium were noisy and we heard them loud and clear. That had an effect on us, and it was really appreciated by everyone. Our chemistry was there tonight. We didn't have the ball as much, but we were up 2-0. We applied our game plan and they couldn't create too many opportunities."